Posted: Monday November 26, 2012 10:40 PM

AP Source: Reds and Broxton in 'substantial' talks

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CINCINNATI (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says reliever Jonathan Broxton has been involved in "substantial talks'' with the Cincinnati Reds over a multiyear deal.

Broxton also is talking to several other teams, looking for a good fit for the next few years, said the person speaking on condition of anonymity because no deal has been reached.

The Reds got Broxton in a trade with Kansas City last July to solidify their bullpen. He became a free agent after going 3-3 with a 2.82 ERA and four saves in six chances for Cincinnati. Broxton had 23 saves in 27 chances with Kansas City.

By signing Broxton, the Reds could move left-hander Aroldis Chapman into a starter's role. He took over as the closer after Ryan Madson tore up his pitching elbow.
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