The Royals pulled the trigger just before the trade deadline and dealt righty closer Jonathan Broxton to the Reds for a Minor Leaguer. See this link from the Kansas City Star for more information.
With the Royals season tanking in utter disgrace the move made sense. Broxton is going to be a free agent at the end of this year and chances are the Royals weren’t going to resign him anyway. Not too mention a “closer” is of no need on this team. The funny part of the article is how they are lining up Crowe and/or Holland to be next in line for the closer job.