With a little more than half an hour remaining until the MLB trade deadline, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting the Cincinnati reds are now interested in Jonathan Broxton. 2:16pm:
#Reds trying to get Broxton from #Royals. #Rangers are out on Broxton. Other teams in play.
Rosenthal has also stated that the Texas Rangers are no longer in talks with the Royals regarding Broxton, although other teams are still interested.
2:27pm – Rosenthal now reports the Reds have acquired Broxton from the Royals. Official announcement and confirmation still pending.
2:46pm – Mark Serrano, Double-A pitcher in Pensocola with the Reds, tweeted:
Congrats to teammate @JCSulbaran on getting traded to the Royals. Tear it up bruh.
JC Sulbaran, RHP, was the #9 prospect in the Reds organization according to Baseball America. Sulbaran has a 7-7 record with a 4.04 ERA and 1.481 WHIP in 19 starts and 109.2 IP.
2:59pm – Danny Knobler of CBS Sports tweeted:
Royals will get a couple of minor league players for Broxton
3:15pm – Jon Morosi of Fox Sports tweeted:
#Royals acquire AAA Lefty Donnie Joseph and AA righty JC Sulbaran for Broxton. #Reds
Donnie Joseph, LHP reliever, is 8-3 with a 1.72 ERA in 2012. The 24 year-old has a .994 WHIP and 18 saves between double and triple-A in 2012 with 11.7 SO/9 and 2.BB/9 for a 4.00 SO/BB.