When Royals general manager Dayton Moore cobbled together his offseason wish list, the first item may as well have been listed in bold, uppercase font: Acquire help in the starting rotation.

But after getting left-hander Jonathan Sanchez in a trade and re-signing veteran lefty Bruce Chen, the Royals moved to another strategy Tuesday.

If you can't totally reinforce your weaknesses, you might as well find ways to fortify your strengths.

That was part of the Royals' motive as the club agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton, pending a physical. The contract is believed to be worth $4 million with an added $1 million in incentives.