Broxton Among Royals Reporting to Spring Training

4 years 10 months 4 weeks ago February 20, 2012 Feb 20, 2012 Monday, February 20 2012 Monday, February 20, 2012 3:51:00 PM CST in Baseball
By: Associated Press

SURPRISE, AZ (AP) -- Jonathan Broxton isn't sure his right arm will ever hurl another 100 mph fastball.

The longtime closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers says he won't be trying to reach triple digits in his first spring training with the Kansas City Royals.

Broxton is among the pitchers and catchers who reported for camp on Monday. He signed an incentive-laden $4 million deal this offseason to pitch the eighth inning ahead of Joakim Soria, giving the Royals a potentially potent finishing kick.

Broxton didn't pitch after May 3 because of bone spurs in his right elbow. He had surgery in September and hopes to rediscover his overpowering stuff with the Royals.

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