Cincinnati Reds: Jonathan Broxton makes first appearance since August elbow surgery

Reliever pitches 1-2-3 inning

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Remember Jonathan Broxton?

The Reds reliever, returning from August elbow surgery, made his first spring appearance and pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the Reds' 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians Monday.

Broxton retired the side in the fifth inning on a flyout, groundout and strikeout. It only took him eight pitches. 

Minor league outfielder Steve Selsky doubled in two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for the win after the Reds blew a 3-0 lead.

Todd Frazier (.313) hit a  two-run triple in the three-run second.

Joey Votto (.257) singled twice in four at-bats.

Chris Heisey (.368) went 0-for-4 with  two Ks as the DH.

The Reds improved to 9-12. The Indians are 14-4.

Umpire Brad Myers left the game after he was hit in the groin area with a line drive by Brandon Phillips. He was lying on the ground for several minutes until he was able to sit up and ride off the field on cart.

"It may have been the hardest ball hit all day," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "We heard that he was taken to the hospital to make sure he was OK. An umpire getting hit with a ball isn't unusual, but getting hit in that region is beyond just painful."

Price successfully challenged an out call at third base. Umpire Alan Porter called Phillips out on a steal of third in the fifth inning. The call was overturned from the replay truck. The replay took one minute.

"The replay worked out," Price said. "They were working with a three-man crew and after the umpire got hit, they were working with two. Alan Porter had to cover a couple positions. He felt he had the call right."

The delay was minor.
"It was very quick. We don't have any advantages of having someone in the video room to tell us whether to review it or not. It doesn't have to be as confrontational with the umpires," Price said.



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