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Broxton's rehab moves to Reds camp

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton, who had surgery to repair a torn muscle in his right forearm in August, reported no arm issues after an offseason of rehab.

"I'm throwing three days a week now," Broxton said on Friday, the first day of Reds Spring Training. "That's the only hold-back that's part of the throwing program I'm on. Everything is fine and should be ready to rock and roll. No pain and no setbacks. Everything has been good."

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Broxton is throwing at distances of 105 feet and could increase to 120 feet next week.

"Hopefully by the end of the month, I'm [throwing] off of the mound," Broxton said.

It still remains to be seen if Broxton would be available in the bullpen on Opening Day.

"Either way, when he comes back, he'll be ready to go," manager Bryan Price said.

Broxton had family on his mind as well on Friday. His hometown of Waynesboro, Ga., was hit hard by an ice storm this week. His wife and three kids, including a 5-month-old baby, have been without power in their home. Although a generator is in the process of being installed, everyone has been sleeping near the fireplace to keep warm. Broxton showed some of the storm's damage to trees and power lines on his property.

"My Dad said it's the worst he's seen in 60 years," said Broxton, who hoped that his family could fly to Arizona on Saturday.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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