Axelrod to make Reds debut on Saturday against Rockies

Right-hander Dylan Axelrod will make his Reds debut on Saturday against the Rockies in Colorado.

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Dylan Axelrod tomorrow is expected to make his Cincinnati Reds debut against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday in place of the injured Homer Bailey. It will be Axelrod’s first Major League appearance since he started for the White Sox on September 25, which was an 11-4 loss to Cleveland.

Axelrod went 8-8 with a 4.09 ERA and one shutout in 21 starts and two relief appearances this season in Triple-A.

The White Sox signed Axelrod to a minor-league contract in January and started the season with Triple-A Charlotte where he went 6-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 16 starts and two relief appearances. He was traded to the Reds on July 16 (in exchange for cash) and reported to Louisville, where in five starts he went 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA.

Axelrod was named the International League Pitcher of the Week after throwing a two-hitter in a 1-0 win vs Rochester on August 5. He made his most recent appearance for the Louisville Bats on August 11, an 8-4 win at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he gave up seven hits, four earned runs and struck out four in 7 2/3 innings pitched.

Axelrod’s most recent Major League victory was recorded on August 7, 2013 against the New York Yankees where he pitched an inning of relief for the White Sox. vs NYY. His most recent win as a starter was on May 26, 2013 against the Miami Marlins.