Reds acquire Jonathan Broxton

Updated: July 31, 2012, 9:45 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Cincinnati Reds added a piece to one of baseball's top bullpens, acquiring Kansas City Royals closer Jonathan Broxton before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline.

The Reds sent minor league pitchers J.C. Sulbaran and Donnie Joseph to the Royals.

Broxton, 28, has 107 saves and 528 strikeouts in 427 2/3 innings in parts of eight major league seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Royals. He's 1-2 with 23 saves for Kansas City this season.

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