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MLB Trade Rumors: New York Mets Interested In Jonathan Broxton

It was never likely that Jonathan Broxton would be in Kansas City for more than a year, and now it's looking likely that Broxton won't make it through a full season in a Royals uniform.

The Royals have made it known that they're willing to trade Broxton, who has been serving as Kansas City's closer after Joakim Soria was lost to Tommy John surgery. According to a FOX Sports report, It appears that the Royals have at least one known suitor for Broxton: the New York Mets.

Jon Paul Morosi notes that the Mets have the worst bullpen ERA in the majors. New York closer Frank Francisco has been inconsistent this year, and is currently on the disabled list with an oblique injury. New York's interest in Broxton is logical, given that the Mets are trying to be competitive for the first time in their new ballpark, which opened in 2009.

To date, Broxton has saved 21 games and has a 1.99 ERA. Broxton, though, hasn't been as dominant as he was with the Dodgers, as he's struck out just 23 in 31 and 2/3 innings of work.

Broxton rumors will likely heat up as it gets closer to the July 31 deadline, but the Mets are one of the more logical choices for Broxton's services -- should the Royals move him.

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