John Axford, the Milwaukee Brewers rescue leader in a season, is of He returned to MLB at age 38. The Milwaukee club acquired Axford from the Blue Jays on Monday in exchange for cash. The Brewers added the right-hander to the big team roster heading into the first Series game against the Pirates at American Family Field.
The trade deadline was Friday, but teams can still trade players under Minor League contracts, as was the case with Axford.
The Toronto team awarded the right-hander a minor league deal on June 24, and he had a 0.84 ERA with two saves in nine appearances by Triple-A Buffalo. He also controlled his opponents to a .061 average in 10.2 innings.
Overall, Axford has a 3.87 ERA and 144 saves in 543 games for the Brewers, Cardinals, Indians, Pirates, Rockies, Athletics, Blue Jays and Dodgers.
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