Jonathan Broxton, Relief Pitcher
Date of Birth: 6/16/1984
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia
Jonathan Broxton, relief pitcher, was first drafted in 2002 by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched in the Dodgers' minor league system from 2002 through 2004.
Broxton pitched in 14 games with the Dodgers in 2005. He had a 5.93 ERA in 13.2 innings. He also pitched 96.2 innings in 33 games in the minors.
In 2006, his first full season in the majors, Broxton pitched in 68 games with the Dodgers. He finished the season with 4 wins and 1 loss, 3 saves, 97 strikeouts to 33 walks, and a 2.59 ERA in 76.1 innings. The following season, he pitched a career high 82.0 innings in a career high 83 games. He finished the 2007 season with a 2.85 ERA.
Broxton had one of his best seasons in 2009 when he pitched in 73 games with the Dodgers. He had career highs in wins (7 to 2 losses), saves (36) and strikeouts (114 to 29 walks). He had a 2.61 ERA in 76.0 innings.
Broxton spent much of the 2011 season on the DL with elbow and shoulder injuries. He pitched just 12.2 innings in 14 games with the Dodgers. He became a free agent after the season ended.
Broxton signed with the Kansas City Royals on November 29, 2011. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds eight months later on July 30, 2012. He finished the 2012 season with a 2.48 ERA and 27 saves in 35 games with the Royals and 25 games with the Reds.
In 2013, Broxton spent time on the DL with an elbow strain. He pitched 30.2 innings in 34 games. The following season, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers on August 31, 2014. He finished the 2014 season with a career low ERA of 2.30 in 51 games with the Reds and 11 games with the Brewers.
Broxton was traded again in 2015, this time to the St. Louis Cardinals on July 31st. He finished the season with a 4.62 ERA in 40 games with the Brewers and 26 games with the Cardinals.
In 2016, Broxton had a 4.30 ERA in 66 games. He finished the season with 4 wins to 2 losses and 57 strikeouts to 24 walks in 60.2 innings.
The Cardinals released Broxton on May 31, 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Broxton through 2016 include:
- 674 games played
- 660.1 innings pitched
- 43-37 win-loss record
- 118 saves
- 742 strikeouts to 257 walks
- 3.33 ERA
Broxton and his wife Elizabeth were married in January, 2006. They have one son.