Reds attempting to re-sign Broxton, move Chapman to rotation

If the Cincinnati Reds are able to re-sign Jonathan Broxton it would almost certainly signal the arrival of Aroldis Chapman in the teams rotation. Broxton began last season with the Kansas City Royals but was traded to the Reds at the trade deadline.

Broxton may not be the pitcher he was a few years ago with the Dodgers but he still managed a 2.48 ERA and 27 saves between the Royals and Reds.

It is doubtful that the Reds would spent so heavily on a set up man, which suggests that Chapman may finally be moved into the teams starting rotation. Once thrust into the role of the teams closer last season Chapman responded well. He was selected to the All-Star team and saved 38 games while posting a 1.51 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP. He may not reach the 15.3 K/9 that he had last season but he would provide a power arm to the Reds rotation.

Currently the Reds have a rotation of Cueto, Arroyo, Latos, Bailey and Leake.

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