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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Pirates Acquire John Axford

One day, the Ax just fell…

The Pirates have acquired righty John Axford from the Indians, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter). Axford, 31, joined Cleveland on a one-year, $4.5MM free agent contract after being non-tendered by the Cardinals…

On the year, Axford has posted a 3.92 ERA with 10.5 K/9 but a troubling 6.5 BB/9 over 43 2/3 innings… Axford opened the season as the Cleveland closer, and picking up ten saves in the process, but lost the job with inconsistent performance…

Pittsburgh got Axford on a straight waiver claim and will be on the hook for the approximately $1.1MM that he is still owed this year, tweets ESPN.com’s Buster Olney.

The District Attorney Posted: August 14, 2014 at 04:47 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: indians, john axford, pirates, transactions

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   1. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: August 14, 2014 at 05:18 PM (#4771272)
The Pirates never met a pitcher they didn't think they could halve the walk rate of, it seems.
   2. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: August 14, 2014 at 05:27 PM (#4771282)
They just demoted Frieri to AAA, so I assume Axford's taking his innings for the time being.
   3. Bote Man Posted: August 14, 2014 at 08:09 PM (#4771398)
It's not possible that Axford could be worse than Frieri, could it?
   4. The District Attorney Posted: August 14, 2014 at 09:16 PM (#4771443)
   5. morineko Posted: August 14, 2014 at 10:15 PM (#4771489)
3 + 4: It is very possible Axford can be worse than Frieri at pitching. At everything else you want out of your fannish experience of a baseball player other than the actual playing, Axford will definitely be the best the Pirates have.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 14, 2014 at 10:19 PM (#4771491)
COUNT DA SAVES

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