Broxton could return next week

Updated: April 3, 2014, 4:03 AM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Reds manager Bryan Price says that reliever Jonathan Broxton could be ready to come off the disabled list next week and move into the closer role until Aroldis Chapman returns.

The Reds haven't designated a closer while Chapman recovers from a head injury. He had a plate inserted in his forehead after he was hit by a line drive during a spring training game. He's expected back in May.

Broxton is still recovering from surgery on his pitching forearm last year.

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