Reds activate Broxton, option Villareal

The Cincinnati Reds activated reliever Jonathan Broxton from the

15-day disabled list before Wednesday’s game against Oakland.

RHP Pedro Villareal was optioned to Triple-A Louisville to make

room on the roster for Broxton, who had been on the disabled list

since June 15 with a strained right elbow. He was 2-2 with a 4.33

ERA before his injury.

Villareal appeared in one game after being recalled from

Louisville for the third time this season on Saturday.