John Axford 53 | Pitcher

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Fri. Aug 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Axford made his Pirates' debut Friday, striking out two in a perfect inning of work. Impact: He put together a solid run at the end of last season after joining the Cardinals, and the Bucs are hoping lightning can strike twice for Axford. Even if he pitches well in a setup role though, don't look for him to challenge Mark Melancon for the closer spot.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 15, 2014
News: The Pittsburgh Pirates have put right-hander Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle and activated right-handed reliever John Axford. Impact: Pittsburgh claimed Axford off waivers Thursday from the Cleveland Indians. The 31-year-old was 2-3 with 10 saves and a 3.92 ERA in 49 games this season for the Indians.(STATS, 6:50pm)
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: The Pirates have claimed Axford off waivers from the Indians, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Impact: A four-run blowup against the Yankees last Friday proved a fitting end to the 31-year-old's tenure in Cleveland. Axford was removed from the closer role a little over a month into the season and ended up posting a 3.92 ERA and 1.47 WHIP across 49 appearances. He did show some improvement in July (2.00), and Pirates pitching coach Ray Searge has been known to work magic with struggling hurlers, but Axford isn't a threat to Mark Melancon.(RotoWire, )
John Axford
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 220  Age: 31
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 4/1/1983, Simcoe, Ontario
College: Canisius
Debut: 2009
Salary: $4,500,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury