Brewers acquire outfielder Malik Collymore from the Cardinals

Send right-handed pitcher Jonathan Broxton to St. Louis

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired outfielder Malik Collymore from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for righthanded pitcher Jonathan Broxton and cash. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin.

Collymore will be assigned to Rookie Helena. A corresponding roster move to replace Broxton on the 25-man roster will be announced.

Collymore, 20, was a second baseman prior to 2015. Selected by the Cardinals in the 10th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, he has spent this season at Rookie Johnson City (23g, .216, 2hr, 7rbi). He spent the previous two seasons with the Rookie Gulf Coast League Cardinals and batted .308 with 2 HR and 37 RBI in 73 games. Collymore was a Gulf Coast League All-Star last season (54g, .333, 1hr, 34rbi).

Broxton, 31, went 1-3 with a 5.55 ERA in 51 relief appearances as a Brewer (2014-15). He was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds last August 31 in exchange for two players to be named (RHP Kevin Shackelford and RHP Barrett Astin). Broxton is 1-2 with a 5.89 ERA in 40 games this season.