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Rockies Sign John Axford

The Colorado Rockies have signed free agent reliever John Axford to a minor league deal, with an invitation to spring training.  Reports say that if he makes the major league roster, he will earn a $2.6 base salary plus incentives which could bring the deal over $4 million.

Axford, 31, played for both the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cleveland Indians in 2014.  he appeared in 62 games total and had an ERA of 3.95.  He dealt with control problems walking 36 in over 54 innings, and seems to be a bit away from what he was with Milwaukee back in 2011.

This could be a decent signing depending on what Axford does in the spring and if he can get the control problems handled.  He could be used in a pinch in the ninth inning although that job is held currently by the ageless LaTroy Hawkins.

 

 

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