Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:13:30 -0800
Free-agent RB John Axford (Cardinals) is receiving interest from the Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:11:18 -0800
The Chicago Cubs have mutual interest in free-agent RP John Axford (Cardinals) as they look to shore up their closer situation this offseason. Executive Theo Epstein said he won't really know who the team's closer is until the offseason is over. Axford has reportedly heard from 14 teams this winter. The Cubs believe RP Pedro Strop has the stuff to close, and RPs Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) and Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) are recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:40:12 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles are interested in free-agent RPs Edward Mujica (Cardinals) and John Axford (Cardinals).
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:07:29 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals non-tendered RP John Axford. They will tender deals to OF Jon Jay, INF Daniel Descalso and OF Peter Bourjos.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 06:18:50 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals are unlikely to tender RP John Axford a contract before the deadline Monday, Dec. 2.
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:28:50 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RPs John Axford and Edward Mujica are not expected to be with the team next season.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:00:17 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP John Axford has worked with the coaching staff since being acquired late in the season to fix some of mechanics. He had an ERA of 1.74 in his final 13 outings in the regular season with the Cardinals and has a 1.59 ERA in two scoreless playoff appearances over 2 1/3 innings in the World Series. Before the trade, he had a 4.45 ERA in 62 outings with the Milwaukee Brewers. "There's a small specific thing that I won't mention, but it's something that a team that's scouting you will see, since they're trying to see if you're tipping pitches or doing something a little bit differently," Axford said. "They've been seeing it for the last few years, they've shared it with me and we've worked on it since."
Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately for Axford, he has very little chance of earning saves in St. Louis with Trevor Rosenthal locking down the spot late this season and into the postseason.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:52:15 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have received P Michael Blazek from the St. Louis Cardinals, to complete a trade for RP John Axford.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:48:46 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have sent P Michael Blazek to the Milwaukee Brewers, to complete a trade for RP John Axford.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:03:38 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals acquired RP John Axford from the Milwaukee Brewers.