Cactus League Countdown: Milwaukee Brewers
FEB 18, 1:15p ET | Chris Gabel
Rotowire: Apr 23 / 2:19p ET
News: Broxton struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth inning Thursday against the Reds for his second hold of the season.
Impact: Broxton's given up a couple big long balls this year, which have skewed his ERA, but he's been on point with his control, striking out 10 without a walk over 6.2 innings. He should continue to set up Francisco Rodriguez and would be the natural choice for saves if K-Rod goes down with an injury.
Rotowire: Apr 14 / 8:50a ET
News: Broxton has allowed two earned runs in four innings (4.50 ERA) while posting a 5:0 K:BB ratio in four appearances out of the Brewers' bullpen.
Impact: Broxton gave up a two-run moon shot to the Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez in his second outing of the season, but he has pitched well outside of that appearance. He is the Brewers' setup man in front of Francisco Rodriguez, and would almost certainly take over the closer's duties should Rodriguez falter or suffer an injury.
Rotowire: Feb 26 / 7:37a ET
News: Broxton is now in line to serve as a setup man for the Brewers following the team's signing of Francisco Rodriguez on Thursday, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports.
Impact: Broxton was previously the favorite to open the season as the Brewers' closer, but Rodriguez's addition to the roster pushes him down the pecking order a rung or two. Broxton and Will Smith figure to share the setup duties for the Brewers, but Broxton is likely next in line to close if Rodriguez struggles or suffers an injury.