Reds complete deal with Milwaukee for Broxton
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds completed their trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for reliever Jonathan Broxton.
The Reds acquired from the Brewers’ minor league right-handed pitchers Kevin Shackelford and Barrett Astin as the two players to be named in the Aug. 31 trade that sent Broxton to Milwaukee.
Shackelford started the season with Class A Brevard, appearing in 12 games with a 0.87 ERA (2 ER/20.2 IP), before being promoted to Class AA Huntsville of the Southern League.
With Huntsville, the 25-year-old made 40 relief appearances, going 2-4 with a 4.86 ERA (27 ER/50.0 IP).
Schackelford was drafted by the Brewers in the 21st round of the 2010 draft out of Marshall University.
Astin appeared in 27 games for Class A Wisconsin of the Midwest League, including 18 starts.
Astin went 8-7 with a 4.96 ERA (67 ER/121.2 IP) and recorded 4 saves. His 121.2 innings pitched were the second-most on the team.
The 22-year-old was a third-round draft pick by Milwaukee out of the University of Arkansas in 2013.