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Mets closer: Not Broxton

Jonathan Broxton

Jonathan Broxton

#51 RP
Los Angeles Dodgers

2011 STATS

  • GM14
  • W1

  • L2

  • BB9

  • K10

  • ERA5.68

Jonathan Broxton is expected to sign before next week's winter meetings, but the former Los Angeles Dodgers closer will not be headed to the Mets.

Broxton's agent tells the Post's Mark Hale that his client will sign soon and it is unlikely to be with the Mets.

The Mets remain in search of a closer, plus very likely a reliever to handle the eighth inning. Sandy Alderson has suggested the Mets could acquire a pair of pitchers with closing experience.

Broxton would join Joe Nathan in being off the board. Matt Capps, Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch remain available. Brad Lidge is expected to land elsewhere.