Blue Jays trade Axford to Brewers for cash considerations

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TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays say they have traded John Axford to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations.

The 38-year-old right-handed pitcher has a 0.84 ERA over 10 2/3 innings in Triple-A, striking out 14.

Axford made his major league debut with the Brewers in 2009.

The Simcoe, Ont., native won the National League's Rolaids Relief Man Award in 2011 as the league's top relief pitcher.

Although Major League Baseball's trade deadline was Friday, this move was still allowable because Axford is a minor league player who wasn't on anyone's 40-man roster.

Axford has a career record of 38-34 with a 3.86 ERA and 144 saves in 543 games with Milwaukee, St. Louis (2013), Cleveland (2014), Pittsburgh (2014), Colorado (2015), Oakland (2016-17), Toronto (2018) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (2018).

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 2, 2021.

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