Agent says Broxton’s elbow has no structural damage


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So this is good news, right?

Turns out an MRI on Jonathan Broxton’s right elbow Wednesday showed no structural damage, his agent told The Times’ Dylan Hernandez.

Agent B.B. Abbott said a bone spur was identified, and there is a bruise at the back of the elbow.

But Abbott told Hernandez there was nothing serious that requires surgery.

Abbott said the Dodgers plan to wait a couple days to see how the elbow responds before determining if Broxton needs to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.


Broxton (5.68 ERA, 1.89 WHIP) has struggled throughout most of the season and looked like a hurt pitcher in his last outing Tuesday night when he threw eight consecutive balls in the ninth inning, allowing the Cubs to break a 1-1 tie.

The closer did not tell the Dodgers about his elbow stiffness until Wednesday.

-- Steve Dilbeck