Keon Broxton's promising 2016 season has come to an end. The center fielder broke his wrist this afternoon while making a catch at Wrigley Field in the third inning of today's game. He was immediately helped from the field and his wrist was noticeably limp as he walked off with head trainer Dan Wright. Kirk Nieuwenhuis took over as Broxton went for X-rays on the wrist, which confirmed the break. With just 2 1⁄2 weeks to go in the season, this will likely end his year.
Broxton has played his way into the lead position for the center field job next season. Since being recalled in late July, he has batted .289/.392/.533 with 8 home runs, 17 RBI in 44 games, and has gone 15/17 on stolen base attempts. His defense has also been very noticeable in the outfield, as he made several impressive catches in center field, including the one that ended his season. Hopefully he can recover well in the offseason and pickup where he left off next year.