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Brewers | John Axford physically fine

Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford said his decreased velocity this week has nothing to do with a physical ailment. "Everything looks fine, looks normal," said Axford. "Nothing looks different. Arm slot is the same. Same leg lift, same arm path, front side and back side. Everything was the same, side by side." He was throwing his fastball at only 91-92 mph Wednesday, April 3, instead of 96-97 mph. Axford said he expects his velocity to pick back up in May.

Fantasy Tip: The combination of lower velocity and poor command is what really hurt Axford last year and in his first two outings in 2013. If both of those aspects of his game continue to struggle, Ron Roenicke might start to consider making a change. Jim Henderson is the backup plan and is worth stashing if you have the room.

2013-04-05 14:17:27 | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Tom Haudricourt

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