John Axford dealt to Cardinals
The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired a player to be named from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for right-handed reliever John Axford. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin.
The 30-year-old reliever had gone 6-7 with a 4.45 ERA in 62 relief appearances for the Brewers season.
He ranks second on the all-time franchise list in that category (106), trailing only Dan Plesac (133).
Axford went 21-19 with a 3.35 ERA and 106 saves in 268 relief appearances with the Brewers from 2009 to '13. His 46 saves in 2011 set a franchise record. He is eligible for arbitration.
"John has been a big contributor to the Brewers, and we do not go to the playoffs in 2011 without his outstanding performance," said Melvin.
"He and his wife, Nicole, will also be missed as contributors to the Milwaukee community."
In a corresponding roster move, the Brewers have recalled right-handed pitcher Alfredo Figaro from Triple-A Nashville. Figaro is 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA in 26 games (5 starts) with Milwaukee this season.
He was a good guy....played well when he was hungry....lost it after a bit fat contract. Funny how that works.
I'll miss Ax and wish him luck in St. Louis. This is a good move for the Brewers though. For the role that Ax was playing on the team, he was overpaid and would have been even more overpaid next year.
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