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Jordan Walden

Cardinals add Broxton to collection of closers

ST. LOUIS The Cardinals, having already fortified their bullpen with a former closer earlier this month, added another former closer in Jonathan Broxton a few hours before Friday's trade deadline. The Cardinals sent rookie-level outfielder Malik Collymore to Milwaukee for Broxton, who has served in a setup role for the Brewers this season. The 31-year-old right-hander has more than 100 career saves, though he's had a difficult season with a 5.89 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings. The Cardinals are adding depth to an overworked bullpen with Broxton not preparing to move one of the young relievers in another deal, according to an official. Collymore has hit .216/.326/.378...