Brewers acquire RHP Broxton from Reds

Published 08/31 2014 01:11PM

Updated 08/31 2014 01:15PM

San Francisco, CA ( - The Milwaukee Brewers acquired veteran reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday for two players to be named later.

Broxton had a 1.86 ERA in 51 games for the Reds this season with 37 strikeouts in 48 1/3 innings. He will join the NL Central-leading Brewers on Monday when they start a three-game series in Chicago against the Cubs.

The Brewers were in San Francisco on Sunday to wrap up a three-game set with the Giants.

Broxton, 30, has a 3.05 ERA in 531 career relief appearances for the Dodgers, Royals and Reds.

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