Broxton Out Another Game

Closer Jonathan Broxton was not available Thursday night for the second consecutive game after receiving a cortisone injection for a sore big right toe but manager Joe Torre said he should be available Friday night. Manager Joe Torre said Ramon Troncoso would be his likely closer for the series finale against Oakland. Disabled reliever Will Ohman pitched one scoreless inning Thursday night at Triple-A Albuquerque. He will take one day off, then pitch in back-to-back games before being activated. Disabled pitcher Eric Milton, eligible to be activated Sunday, threw a bullpen session at Dodger Stadium. His rotation spot would not come up until late next week. Disabled pitcher Eric Stults also threw a bullpen session but he is not ready to be activated from a sprained thumb. Disabled pitcher Claudio Vargas threw three scoreless innings Thursday night for Albuquerque. Hong-Chih Kuo and Jason Schmidt still are not ready for rehab appearances. — Ken Gurnick


  1. dodgerbuddy

    Sure hope the Toe feels better. We will need our “Bam Bam” Boxton back asap. With Broxton in we all now it’s lights out for the other team.

  2. dodgermaniac

    Hopefully Big John won’t be out to long because we all know that he is the best closer in the game right now.

  3. rok4455

    John “The Biggest Man in Baseball” Broxton is absolutely amazing this year. His 53 strikeouts as a closer are more than the majority of most MLB starters this year. Got to love it when they call on the big man this year. Last year there were the doubts, but he’s finally getting comfy in the closer role. GO BLUE.

  4. garveysoldestson

    Too bad that Broxilla was not available to close out tonights bame… Would have been an easy save for him! # 17

  5. oldbrooklynfan

    I hope this toe on Broxton’s right foot doesn’t get carried away and forget to get better. Like Stults’ sprain thumb.
    Like a lot a these so called day to days that linger into weeks.
    It’s a good thing we’ve got a fantastic bullpen.

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