Cardinals add another bullpen piece, get RHP Broxton from Brewers
The St. Louis Cardinals acquired reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, supplementing their bullpen with another veteran.
"He has those late-inning experiences, and he's been throwing the ball well," manager Mike Matheny said. "A big arm with experience is a great addition to our club."
The NL Central-leading Cardinals sent minor league outfielder Malik Collymore to their division rivals. St. Louis also received an unspecified amount of cash in the deal announced hours before the non-waiver trade deadline.
The 31-year-old Broxton has struggled this season in Milwaukee. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 5.89 ERA, but he had not allowed a run his last seven appearances.
Last week, St. Louis acquired another right-hander, former closer Steve Cishek from Miami, also for a minor leaguer.
"We felt confident he was trending in a real strong direction," general manager John Mozeliak said. "Putting him into our bullpen with Cishek will help the manager in terms of making sure (Seth) Maness and (Kevin) Siegrist don't get overused."
Mozeliak said the Cardinals filled their other trade deadline objective, a left-handed hitter, by acquiring first baseman-outfielder Brandon Moss from the Indians on Thursday.
The last-place Brewers continue to trade away veterans. They dealt outfielder Gerardo Parra earlier Friday to Baltimore for minor league pitcher Zach Davies.
Broxton and Parra were both acquired at last year's deadline by the Brewers, who were contending at the time. Broxton had a career-high 36 saves for the Dodgers in 2009.
Collymore was a 10th-round draft pick in 2013 and has been playing at rookie-level Johnson City.