Graduated from Burke County (Ga.) High School in Waynesboro, Ga., in 2002, where he also played basketball ...struck out 130 in 74.1 innings his senior year with a 9-2 record and 1.21 ERA while also hitting .596 with 7 home runs and 40 RBI...was voted by his St. Louis teammates as the recipient of the Darryl Kile Award in 2016...enjoys hunting, fishing and golf...he and his wife, Elizabeth, have three sons, Brooks, Blain and Brandt, and reside in Waynesboro, Ga.
Appeared in 66 games for St. Louis earning 13 Holds. His 3rd straight season of 60 or more appearances...Ranks 9th among pitchers in appearances since 2007 (10 seasons) with 592...Surrendered just seven runs over 31.2 innings pitched (34 games) on the road for a 1.99 ERA vs. 22 ER allowed (25 R) in 29.0 IP (32 G) for a 6.83 ERA at home...Posted solid marks against NL Central opponents with a 2.17 ERA and .183 opp BA in 29 app...Stranded 12 of his 17 runners inherited; came into a game 56 times with zero runners aboard...Recorded season-high 12.0 IP scoreless streak fron 5/31-6/28. Allowed one June run in 11.2 innings/ 13 games (0.77 ERA)...Made four appearances of 2.0 IP, all of which were scoreless outings. The 2.0 IP matches a career high (done 21 times)...Appeared in 38 games before the All Star Break (15 ER / 35.1 IP) and 28 games after the break (14 ER / 25.1 IP)...Finished the season winning his last three decisions (7/21-10/2), including the final game of the season vs. PIT (10/2).
Acquired in a trade with the Brewers on 7/31 for Cardinals minor league OF Malik Collymore…Appeared in 26 games with the Cardinals after the trade (3-3, 2.66), averaging 9.9 K/9 IP over 23.2 innings. Tossed scoreless outings in 19 of 26 appearances…Struck out the side five times (4 with STL); had 63 K's in 60.1 IP…Allowed only 1 ER (0.75 ERA) at Busch Stadium in 12 appearances (12.0 IP)…Was unscored upon in 11 straight appearances 7/4-8/6 (10.1 IP), permitting just three hits and striking out 10 in that span. ..Went 3-3 with a 2.28 ERA in 30 appearances post All-Star Break and was 1-2, 6.61 ERA in 36 apps. prior to the Break…Earned 3 wins in September, tied for the most among Cardinals pitchers (J. Garcia) and trailing only Jake Arrieta in the National League (4).
Went 4-3 with a 2.30 ERA and seven saves in 62 relief appearances between Cincinnati and Milwaukee.....held opponents to a .197 batting average...Retired 46 of 62 first batters faced (74.2%)...Stranded 13 of 18 inherited runners (72.2%)...Went 7-for-15 in save opportunities (46.7%)...Began the season on the 15-day disabled list as he recovered from 8/23/13 surgery to repair a torn right forearm flexor mass.....was reinstated on 4/8 after rehab at Double-A Pensacola (2g)...Went 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA and seven saves in 51 relief appearances with the Reds...Was traded to Milwaukee on 8/31 in exchange for two players to be named.....the players were RHP Kevin Shackelford and RHP Barrett Astin on 9/10...Went 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA in 11 relief appearances with the Brewers
Made 34 apps around 2 stints on the disabled list (6/15-8/6, 8/22-remainder of the season)...on 8/23 had season-ending surgery to repair the torn right forearm flexor mass (Dr. Timothy Kremchek)...posted a 4.33era in 29 apps prior to his first stint on the DL, then pitched in 5 more games before he was disabled again...in the eighth inning on 4/14 at Pit suffered a blown save and the 10-7 loss after tying career highs by allowing 6 runs, 2 homers and 3 walks (0.2ip)...in his other 33 apps of the season posted a sterling 2.40era...on 11/1 was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list.
In 60 relief apps for the Royals and Reds went 4-5, 2.48 with 27 saves in 33 chances ... at the trade deadline was acquired from KC for minor leaguers RHP Juan Carlos Sulbaran and LHP Donnie Joseph ... recorded all 4 of his saves for Cin over 4 consecutive apps from 9/11-9/19, while Aroldis Chapman rested a fatigued shoulder ... allowed only 2 homers all season, on 5/16 to Bal's Wilson Betemit and on 9/29 at Pit to Andrew McCutchen ... between home runs threw 42 homerless innings over 42 apps ... the HR by McCutchen snapped Broxton's 15-appearance scoreless streak (8/25-9/27, 15ip, 7h, 1bb, 16k) ... in the 5-3 win on 9/11 vs Pit recorded his first save for the Reds, his 24th of the season ... produced an ERA of 0.00 in his 3 apps vs the Giants in the National League Division Series ... threw a scoreless eighth inning in Game 1 ... suffered the 2-1 loss in Game 3 after Scott Rolen's 10th-inning error led to an unearned run ... threw a scoreless eighth inning in Game 5 ... became a free agent following the season but on 11/28 signed a 3-year contract through 2015, with a club option for 2016.
Jonathan opened the season as the Dodgers closer and was successful on each of his first five save attempts and was7-of-8 overall...Pitched in only 14 games, tossing 12.2 innings...his final outing of 2011 was on May 3 before he was placed onthe 15-day Disabled List for the first time in his career with bone spurs in his right elbow on May 6...Underwent arthroscopic surgery on September 19 to remove a bone spur and associated loose bodies from his rightelbow...the surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
Went 5-6 with 22 saves in 29 opportunitiesand posted a 4.04 ERA in 64 games ... his64 appearances ranked second on theclub behind George Sherrill's 65 ... Tossed a scoreless ninth inning to pick upthe save in the All-Star Game on July 13as the National League won 3-1 for its firstvictory since 1996 ... it was the first save inan All-Star Game by a Dodger since JimBrewer in 1973 ... His 12 saves in the month of May were the most by any pitcher in Los Angeles Dodger history... selectedas the Dodgers' Farmers Insurance May Player of the Month, going 2-0 with 12 saves in 13 opportunitiesand a 1.84 ERA (3 ER/14.2 IP) in 14 games ... struck out 21 in just 14.2 innings ... the Dodgers won eachof the 14 May games in which Broxton appeared ... Had a stellar first half of the season, going 3-0 with 21 saves and a 2.11 ERAin 39 games, and was named to his second-consecutive NL All-Star team ... ranked ninth among NL relievers in ERA before the All-Star break ... successfullyconverted 19 of his 21 save opportunities, including a stretch of 18 straightfrom May 7-July 8 ... his 19 saves in the first half tied for ninth on the circuit ... Struck out 55 in just 38.1 innings (12.91 SO/9) and limited opponents to a .234average (34-for-145), allowing just one home run in the first half ... Was dominant in his 15 road appearances before the All-Star break, postinga 0.61 ERA (1 ER/14.2 IP) and limiting opponents to a .157 batting average(8-for-51) with 20 strikeouts ... saved eight of nine opportunities in those roadgames ... verall, tied for 13th in the National League with 22 saves in 29 opportunities ... Ranked 17th among NL relievers with an average of 10.54 strikeouts per 9.0innings (73 SO/62.1IP) ... Opened the season with 8.2 scoreless innings in nine April appearances,striking out 14 and limiting opponents to a .133 batting average (4-for-30) ... didnot allow an earned run (one unearned) over 14.0 innings in a 14-game spanfrom May 26-June 26 ... Went 2-6 with a 7.13 ERA (19 ER/24.0 IP) in 25 second-half appearances andwas successful in just three of eight save opportunities ... Rated by Baseball America as the National League's third-best reliever in itsannual "best tools" issue.
All-Star finished the year with a 7-2 record and 36 saves, which ranked sixth in the National League and 12th in the Majors...overallwas 36-for-42 in save opportunities for an 85.7% save percentage (ninth, NL)...His 36 saves were the seventh most in a season in Dodger franchise history...Racked up 114 strikeouts to lead all Major League relievers...his 114 strikeouts were tied for the third-highest total by a Dodgerreliever in franchise history behind only Mike Marshall (143 in 1974) and Eric Gagné (137 in 2003)...Held the opposition to a .165 average to rank first among big league relievers in opponents batting average...led all Major Leaguepitchers by limiting left-handers to a .138 (18-for-130) average (min. 125 BF)...right-handers hit just .190...Appeared in 73 games, which tied Ramon Troncoso for the team lead...Was nearly unhittable at Dodger Stadium, going 5-1 with a miniscule 0.40 ERA (2 ER/45.0 IP)...batters hit just .095 (14-for-148)against him at home...did not allow a home run at Dodger Stadium...His ERA was 2.02 at night and 4.50 during the day...Worked back-to-back games 26 times and posted a 1.71 ERA in those contests...The Dodgers went 62-11 when he appeared in a game...The opposition was just 7-for-63 (.111) when leading off an inning against him...first batters hit just .108 (7-for-65)...when gettingtwo strikes, batters were just 17-for-177 (.096)...Was 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA and seven saves in April...went 3-0 with a 1.93 mark in May...Converted a season-high 15 straight save opportunities from May 15-July 20...Saved a monthly season-high tying eight games in September, while recording a 2.31 ERA...was on the mound when the Dodgersclinched their 11th NL West division title on Oct. 3...Posted a 3.10 ERA before the All-Star break and a 2.04 mark the rest of the season...Won his fifth game on May 23, becoming the fastest Dodger reliever to five wins since current Single-A Inland Empire pitchingcoach Charlie Hough won his fifth on May 22, 1976...Worked a season-high 2.0 innings on two different occasions (May 10 vs. SF and May 23 vs. LAA)...worked multiple innings eight times, with the Dodgers going 7-1 in thosegames...worked three days in a row on fiveseparate occasions...Returned home to Georgia to be with his wife,Elizabeth, for the birth of their first son, JonathanBrooks, on June 11...Was named to the NL All-Star team and traveledto St. Louis for the July 14 contest...didnot pitch in the game due to inflammation inhis right big toe...In their annual "tools" issue, was voted byBaseball America as having the best fastballand being the best reliever in the NL
In his third big league season appeared in 70 games as both the set-up man and closer...Saved a career-high 14 games after taking over the closer's role for the injured Takashi Saito on July 18...in the second half was 1-3with an 2.76 ERA as the stopper...was tied for 16th in the NL with 14 saves in 16 opportunities...Overall was 3-5 with a 3.13 ERA (24 ER/69.0 IP) in 70 games...Allowed just two home runs in 69.0 innings pitched, an average of just 0.26 home runs per nine innings, which was the sixth best inbaseball among pitchers with at least 40.0 innings piched...Limited batters to a .217 average overall....righties hit just .181 (27-for-149) against him and lefties batted .270 (27-for-100)...Posted a 2.75 ERA at Dodger Stadium and held batters to a .190 average, compared to 3.64 and .250 marks on the road...Had a 2.36 ERA at night, but just a 4.63 ERA during the day...The Dodgers were 47-23 in games in which he appeared...Geared up inside the division, posting a 2.27 ERA (8 ER/31.2 IP) in 32 games against NL West opponents...On just a day's rest, was 1-0 with seven saves and a 1.57 ERA (4 ER/23.0IP) while holding batters to just a .167 average...Retired 50 of the 69 first batters he faced...held the first batters to a .222average...Fired 10.0 scoreless innings in 10 games as the set-up man in June..struck out 12...Was great in September, tossing 9.1 straight scoreless innings from Aug.27 to Sept. 18...posted an ERA of 0.79 to go along with four saves duringthe month...Pitched more than one inning on just 12 occasions...the Dodgers were12-0 in those games...Dating back to July 26, 2006, has a 2.70 ERA (55 ER/183.1 IP), whichranks third in baseball among pitchers with at least 150.0 innings pitchedover that time...without a six-run outing in 0.1 innings on May 11 and athree-run outing on May 31 at New York, his ERA would have been 1.98(15 ER/68.1 IP)...Struck out 88 batters, which is an average of 11.5 per nine innings...ranked sixth in strikeouts among all big league relievers...His 11.48 strikeouts per nine innings was the ninth-bestmark in the Major Leagues and ranked sixth in theNational League (min. 50 innings)...Recorded the save with a perfect ninth inning in Game3 of the 2008 NLDS against the Cubs to send theDodgers to the NLCS for the first time in 20 years...overall, had one save and a 1.59 ERA (1 ER/5.2 IP) infive postseason appearances
In his second big league season appeared in a career-high 83 games, tying Joe Beimel for the team lead in appearances, the third most in the National League and the fourth most in franchise history...posted a 2.85 ERA and was one of just nine Major League pitchers with more than 75 innings pitched and an ERA below 3.00, joining Rafael Betancourt (1.47), Peter Moylan (1.80), Heath Bell (2.02), Manny Corpas (2.08), Matt Capps (2.28), Matt Guerrier (2.35), Jake Peavy (2.54) and Joaquin Benoit (2.85)...his 99 strikeouts were the second-highest total among all big league relievers behind San Diego's Heath Bell (102)..ranked fifth in the Major Leagues with 32 holds...struck out 10.87 batters per nine innings, the 10th-best mark in the National League (min. 50 innings)...did not allow a home run from July 23, 2006-Aug. 21, 2007, a span of 94 games which established a new Los Angeles Dodger record...surpassed the previous mark held by Paul Quantrill (2002-03)...the streak was also the fifth longest in baseball since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958...allowed six home runs in his final 20 outings...posted a 1.38 ERA at Dodger Stadium and held batters to a .186 average, compared to 4.71 and .267 marks on the road...had a 2.17 ERA when pitching in back-to-back games and a 1.96 mark with one day of rest, but a 4.50 ERA with two or more days of rest...the Dodgers were 54-29 in games in which he appeared...went 1-0 with a 0.66 ERA (1 ER/13.2 IP) in 13 games during the month of April...earned his first save of the year on June 4 at Pittsburgh in place of the injured Takashi Saito...did not give up an earned run from June 8-July 22, spanning 21 games and 21.1 innings, the longest streak by a Dodger pitcher in 2007.
Began the season in Triple-A Las Vegas and was recalled on May 1 after going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 11...games while posting five saves for the 51s...struck out 18 and walked three...Entered the 2006 season rated as the 45th-best prospect in baseball by FOXsports.com...Appeared in 68 games, which ranked second on the Dodgers and fifth among all National League rookies...Allowed just 33 walks while fanning 97 in 76.1 innings this season...Posted a 1.91 ERA on the road and 3.14 ERA at Dodger Stadium...After the All-Star Break, went 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA and held opposing hitters to an .208 average (30-for-144)...When pitching with one day of rest, allowed just two earned runs in 26.1 innings (0.68 ERA)...Had a 1.13 ERA (2 ER/16.0 IP) in May and went 1-0 with an 1.26 ERA (2 ER/14.1 IP) in August...Held right-handers to a .196 average (32-for-163) on the season...Made his 2006 Dodger debut on May 1 and tossed a 1-2-3 inning at Arizona...In his first 16 games of the season from May 1 - June 3, posted a 0.93 ERA (2 ER/19.1 IP) while striking out 26 batters...Over his final 29 outings, posted a 1.45 ERA (5 ER/31.0 IP)...Earned his first victory of 2006 after working 1.1 innings at San Diego on June 15...Entering the All-Star Break, batters were hitting just .221 against him (32-for-145)
Entered the season ranked as the ninth-best prospect in the Dodger farm system and reached the big leagues by midseason ... Had two stints with the Major League club, helping Double-A Jacksonville win the Southern League championship in between...was first recalled from Jacksonville on July 29 and pitched in eight games before being optioned back on Aug. 22...returned to big league club on Sept. 20 following Southern League playoffs ... Pitched in a total of 14 big-league games, going 1-0 with a 5.93 ERA in 13.2 innings ... Held right-handed hitters to a .200 average (6-for-30) with 17 strikeouts ... In four postseason games for Jacksonville, was 1-0 with three saves, allowing no runs in 7.0 innings...in Game 1 of the Southern League South Division finals, pitched the final 2.0 innings of a combined 2-0 no-hitter with Chad Billingsley on Sept. 8 vs. Birmingham...earned victory by hurling 2.0 innings as Suns claimed Southern League title in Game 4 on Sept. 17 at West Tennessee ... Pitched in 33 regular-season games for Jacksonville, posting a 5-3 record with five saves, a 3.17 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 96.2 innings...made 13 starts before moving to the bullpen in mid-June...as a reliever, had a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2 IP) and limited opponents to a .198 batting average in 20 appearances...counting the playoffs, did not allow a run in his final 12 appearances and 16.2 innings of the season ... Made Major League debut on July 29 vs. St. Louis and gave up back-to-back singles before recording first big league strikeout, getting Albert Pujols swinging in the fifth inning...also fanned Pujols the following night ... Struck out three in 1.1 scoreless innings on Aug. 21 at Florida...it was his longest big league stint of the season ... Earned first Major League victory by pitching a perfect sixth inning in club's 2-1 triumph at San Diego on Oct. 1.
named him as the 12th-best prospect in the Florida State League after ranking third in the league with 144 strikeouts in 128.1 innings and finishing seventh in ERA (3.23) ... His 11 wins tied for the lead among all Dodger minor leaguers ... Selected to the season-end FSL All-Star team ... During July, was 2-1 with a 1.63 ERA in five starts...in five April starts, went 3-2, posting a 2.89 ERA and struck out 41 batters in 28.0 innings ... On April 15 vs. Jupiter, allowed two hits and struck out 13 in 7.0 shutout innings ... Won five of his last six starts, including another seven-inning shutout performance on July 21 at Tampa ... In his final start, Aug. 23 at St. Lucie, struck out 11 in 5.1 innings.
Was 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA in five April outings (four starts) for South Georgia.
In his first pro campaign, was 2-0 with two saves in 11 games (six starts) for Pioneer League champion Great Falls ... Gave up just one run in 19.2 innings at home.