The reliever of the Milwaukee Brewers, John Axford, he will miss the rest of the season after suffering a significant structural damage to your elbow launch, said the manager Craig Counsell. The right-wing veteran is weighing his treatment options, Counsell said.
It’s a disappointing blow for a pitcher who had just returned to the majors just last Monday after a three-year absence. The 38-year-old recorded one out against the Pirates, allowing a pair of runs with two hits and a walk in what will be his only appearance of the year:
Before that, the lanky Canadian had pitched very well with the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo, where he pitched 10 2/3 single-run innings, with fourteen strikeouts and three walks.
It remains to be seen if ‘The Ax Man’ (he’s known as Ax Man) John Axford will make another comeback push. At the very least, he can take pride in the remarkable successful effort he made in recent months to return to the majors with Milwaukee, even if that season sadly ended much quicker than expected.
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Presumably, the Brewers will place Axford, 1.96 meters tall and 106 kilos, on the 60-day disabled list when the need arises for a new spot on the 40-man roster. Will it be the end of your GL career?