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Broxton feels healthy after taking liner off hand

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CINCINNATI -- Reliever Jonathan Broxton felt like he was good to go if the Reds needed him Tuesday. On Monday in the eighth inning vs. the Cubs, Broxton took a Nate Schierholtz line drive off of his pitching hand and exited immediately.

X-rays were negative.

"When it hit me, it went numb," Broxton said. "In two or three minutes, it was fine. I tried to stay in there. [Manager] Dusty [Baker] wouldn't let me. He wanted me to get X-rays and stuff, which was the smart thing to do in case it was a fracture."

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