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Brewers | John Axford replaced as closer

Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford has been replaced as the team's closer by RP Jim Henderson, at least until Axford can figure out his early-season struggles. Axford has given up four homers and has a 20.25 ERA in three appearances to start the year, giving up eight hits and six runs in 2 2/3 innings. "I told (Axford) that I want him to be our closer," manager Ron Roenicke told reporters. "How we think is the best way to get him back in that role is pretty much what we did with him last year - put him back in wherever it's going to be: sixth (inning), seventh, maybe eighth, and let him get his stuff back."

Fantasy Tip: There is still hope for Axford since he was able to reclaim the closer's job last season. However, it'll likely take more convincing this year, but at least Roenicke is open to the idea of giving him the job back. We wouldn't blame you for dropping Axford if you have other needs, but he's worth hanging onto in deep enough leagues if you can spare the room.

2013-04-09 09:56:51 | Source: ESPN.com

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