If the Reds hadn't already bowed out of the postseason race for 2014, they all but threw up the white flag on Sunday when Jonathan Broxton was traded to division rival Milwaukee.
According to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Broxton was claimed off waivers by the Brewers, which prompted Cincinnati to propose a trade for the right-handed reliever.
The most notable part of the deal is the fact that Milwaukee has agreed to pick up all of the remaining salary on Broxton's relatively large contract. The 30-year-old is in year two of a three-year deal which pays him $21 million over the life of the contract. This includes $9 million for 2015 and a $9 million club option for 2016 (with a $1 million buyout). The Reds are now off the hook for all of that chunk of change (including the roughly $1.2 million owed to him for the remainder of 2014).