Royals shopping Broxton, want MLB player in return

The Royals are shopping RHP Jonathan Broxton and they want a Major League player in return, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

Broxton, 28, is 1-1 with a 1.99 ERA with 21 saves and 23 strikeouts in 31 innings this season. He went just 1-2 with a 5.68 ERA in 12 1/3 innings in 2011 after dealing with what the Dodgers called a bruised right elbow.

He signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Royals last November.

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Michael Baron: Broxton has certainly proved his arm troubles from the last two years are a thing of the past. He is back to being the quality closer he was from 2006-2009, although he isn’t striking batters out at the rate he once did – he has a career low 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings this season. Still, his fastball mostly sits in the mid 90s and he compliments that with a high 80s slider. He is also stranding runners on base 82 percent of the time – that is an area where the Mets could improve as well.