John Axford RUMORS & NEWS

  • Indians officially sign John Axford to a one-year deal

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians officially announced the signing of right-hander John Axford on Thursday to a one-year $4.5 million deal. The two sides agreed on the deal Monday, but Axford needed to pass a physical. Axford, 30, will be the Indians closer even though he spent much of last season as a set-up man..." December 19

  • Report: Indians to sign John Axford

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that the Indians are expected to sign free agent reliever John Axford. We learned earlier that Indians president Mark Shapiro was expecting to sign a reliever soon and he moved quickly in talks with Axford. Axford was non-tendered by the Cardinals on December 2..." December 16

  • Cubs looking at Axford in search for potential closer

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs are looking for a closer and John Axford has already posted the personal classified ad on his Twitter account. “MST (Man Seeking Team),” Axford wrote. “Tall athletic male with blue/green eyes and a love for film and mustaches seeking loving team for employment!” There’s mutual..." December 06

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Mujica, Axford among relievers drawing #Orioles’ interest. First noted by @THE_REAL_RICKLI.

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    #Cardinals only non-tender of the four will be John Axford. Contracts presented to Jay, Bourjos and Descalso. #stlcards

  • Cards acquire reliever John Axford

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Looks like former Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford will be turning around and heading back to PNC Park. Axford who packed his bags along with his former Brewers teammates last night and appeared headed for the charter flight back to Milwaukee is set to join the Cardinals today back at PNC..." August 30

  • Padres' Gregerson, Brewers' Axford drawing interest on bullpen market

    CBSSports.com "Teams involved in the trade market for relievers say Padres right-hander Luke Gregerson may be the best available remaining reliever and could be the next one traded. The number of teams looking for bullpen help has shrunk slightly with the Phillies no longer in buy mode. The number of..." July 28

  • Dodgers look for relief, may find it in Milwaukee

    CBSSports.com "The Dodgers got the starting pitcher they needed when they traded for Ricky Nolasco. The next task: Improving what statistically has been one of baseball's worst bullpens. A Dodgers scout was dispatched to Milwaukee this week, sent to look at the three relievers the Brewers are currently..." July 09

  • Brewers trade rumors center around pitchers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With the non-waiver trade deadline looming at the end of the month, the rumor mill is beginning to kick into high gear. And with the Milwaukee Brewers sporting one of the worst records in baseball, it's not surprising to see them listed high on the lists of potential sellers. One specific..." July 05

  • John Axford is willing to wait to close

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Though he has flashed the form of late that made him a record-setting closer for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011, John Axford is willing to wait for manager Ron Roenicke to return him to that role. And what if Roenicke opts to keep Jim Henderson as his ninth-inning pitcher for the foreseeable..." April 27

  • Sounds like Axford is out as Brewers closer

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It sounds as if John Axford is out as Brewers closer for now but there was no official announcement Monday from manager Ron Roenicke. Asked if there was a closing situation today against the Cubs if he would use Axford, Roenicke said, "I need to have a discussion with 'Ax' on what we plan to..." April 08

  • John Axford says he feels fine physically

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Brewers closer John Axford just told reporters in the clubhouse that there is no physical reason for his velocity dropping so sharply in his last outing Wednesday night against Colorado. Axford said he also looked at side-by-side videos of that outing vs. last year and 2011, and saw nothing..." April 05

  • Axford struggling to utilize usual assets

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "John Axford sat at his locker and even cracked a joke to lighten the mood. What he couldn't do is explain what just happened. With Thursday off, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke gave Axford work in the ninth inning with Milwaukee trailing 4-3. The Brewers' closer gave up three runs on five hits..." April 04

  • Brewers' Axford breaks Valentine's Day curse

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Is Valentine's Day cursed for John Axford? Most folks associate the holiday with flowers, candy and the like, but the Milwaukee Brewers closer explained to reporters at the Brewers' spring training complex in Arizona on Thursday that he hasn't had such a positive experience with Feb. 14. In..." February 15

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