Wacha struggles, division-leading Cardinals fall to Reds
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Rotowire: Apr 3 / 6:49a ET
News: Axelrod cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville late Thursday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The Reds had already reassigned Axelrod to the minors a couple weeks earlier, but Thursday's transaction will drop him from the team's 40-man roster. Axelrod figures to serve as a member of the rotation at Louisville for most of this season, but his lack of a 40-man spot may make it difficult for him to earn his way back to the big leagues.
Rotowire: Mar 16 / 10:32a ET
News: The Reds optioned Axelrod to Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
Impact: Axelrod was on the fringe of the Reds' rotation battle, but with good performances this spring from Jason Marquis, Paul Maholm, Tony Cingrani and Anthony DeSclafani, Axelrod didn't have much of a chance.