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Reds put RH Broxton on DL with sore pitching elbow

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CINCINNATI (AP) - The Reds have placed right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton on the 15-day disabled list with a sore pitching elbow.

Broxton's elbow bothered him during the week. He had an ultrasound on Friday that found swelling in the elbow. The Reds put him on the disabled list a day later.

He's replaced by right-hander Pedro Villarreal, who was called up from AAA Louisville earlier in the month to make an emergency start when Johnny Cueto went on the disabled list for the second time this season. Villarreal lasted 3 2-3 innings in a 12-4 loss to Colorado on June 5 at Great American Ball Park, giving up 10 hits, six runs and three homers.

He was sent back to Louisville after the one start.

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