The Cincinnati Reds have re-signed reliever Jonathan Broxton. After being acquired mid-season, Broxton was a pivotal part of the Reds bullpen.
Broxton will be guaranteed at least $21 million over the life of the contract. His salary for 2013 is set at $4 million before raising to $7 million in 2014 and $9 million in 2015. There is also a club option for 2016 which is worth$9 million but it can be declined with a $1 million buyout.
With the signing of Broxton the Reds are expected to move Aroldis Chapman into the starting rotation.
Splitting time between the Kansas City Royals and the Reds, Broxton produced a 2.48 ERA and 27 saves between the Royals and Reds.