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MLB Trade Rumors: Broxton To Mets Talk Continues

The New York Mets are reportedly still interested in Kansas City Royals closer Jonathan Broxton as the two teams continue to talk with MLB's trade deadline fast approaching.

The Mets bullpen has been disastrous this season as the team tries to hang onto its spot on the outside edge of the NL wild card race with a 46-44 record.

Broxton, meanwhile, has pitched well in the absence of Joakim Soria, with a 1-1 record, 22 saves and a 2.14 ERA in 32 innings for the Royals this season.

The 6'4 300 right-hander is set to be a free agent, so the return on prospects won't be anything too large, but as a relief pitcher, he's fairly fungible for a Kansas City team that is at least a year away from making a run at the playoffs.

New York, meanwhile, would probably not be a buyer at all if not for the addition of a second wild card into the MLB playoffs.

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