With news that Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton might be on the disabled list until June, it’s only a reminder that the 6'4", 300-pound behemoth has yet to overcome his struggles that date back to last season.
The two-time All-Star has the highest earned run average in his career (5.68) and is battling arm trouble for the first time. He’s no longer as feared as he once was when he entered ball games, and now he instead strikes fear in the heart of Dodgers fans.
Broxton’s a free agent after this season, so it might be time for the team to start exploring some trade options while he still has value. The Dodgers are apparently grooming Kenley Jansen to be a future closer, and with Vicente Padilla/Matt Guerrier temporarily filling the role, it’s fair to assume that if Broxton doesn’t return to form once healthy, his Dodgers days could be numbered.
Here are some possible destinations for Broxton if he ends up on the trading block.