Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton will not need surgery on his right elbow and will not be placed on the disabled list for the time being. The Los Angeles Times quoted Broxton's agent saying an MRI revealed a bone spur and a bruise, but the club will wait to see how he responds to treatment before deciding if he needs to be disabled. Broxton revealed to the club on Wednesday that his elbow has been stiffening after he pitches. He also said it doesn't hurt when he pitches, but his velocity Tuesday night was noticeably decreased when he walked two batters on eight consecutive balls in a ninth-inning loss to the Cubs.
Broxton won't need surgery on elbow
MLB.com | May 6