While the signings of Rod Barajas to the Pirates and Jamey Carroll to the Twins might have hit home the wrong way, the announcement of Jonathan Broxton to the Kansas City Royals just might be a welc0me one.
This morning, Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reported on Twitter that the Royals agreed on a one-year deal with reliever Jonathan Broxton to become the team’s setup man to closer Joakim Soria.
The deal is pending a physical.
Broxton was said to have wanted to play closer to his home in Georgia. He was recruited to the Royals by fellow Georgian, Jeff Francouer.
Broxton, 27, went 25-20 with a 3.19 ERA and 84 saves over seven seasons with the Dodgers.
Broxton chose the Royals over the Rays, Rangers, and Mets.