The St. Louis Cardinals on Friday acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade for for minor-league outfielder Malik Collymore.
The Cardinals also received cash considerations in the deal, the team announced Friday morning. The deal was made about four hours before the expiration of the trade deadline at 3 p.m. Friday.
Broxton is in the final year of a three-year, $21 million contract and is earning $9 million this season. The Cardinals will hold a $9 million option on Broxton for 2016, with a $1 million buyout.
The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Broxton, 31, is a two-time All-Star with the Los Angeles Dodgers, with a career 36-32 record, a 3.25 ERA and 118 saves. He figures to be used in the late innings, giving the Cardinals added bullpen depth.
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Broxton throws a mid-90s four-seam fastball, a hard slider and a sinker.
Broxton posted a 1-2 record with a bloated 5.89 ERA in 40 games for the Brewers this season, although he hasn’t allowed a run in his last seven outings. He has 37 strikeouts and 10 walks in 36 2/3 innings, averaging 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.
Broxton had a career-high 36 saves for the Dodgers in 2009. He has pitched in 582 games with the Dodgers (2005-11), Kansas City (2012), Cincinnati (2012-14) and Milwaukee (2014-15).
Collymore, 20, was a 10th-round pick by the Cardinals in 2013. He was playing this season at rookie-level Johnson City, where he was batting .216 with two homers and seven RBIs in 23 games. The right-handed hitter was a postseason All-Star for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals in 2014.