John Axford

John Axford

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Height: 6' 5"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 34College: CanisiusBats: RThrows: RCountry: CAN

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John Axford knocked around since return

John Axford allowed four hits and an earned run in just 1 1/3 innings in Tuesday's 11-9 loss to the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact

Axford is showing rust in his first action of the year, giving up five hits, two earned runs while only striking out one hitter in his first 2 1/3 innings of work since being activated over the weekend. The hard throwing veteran reliever should get it whittled down but he's currently sitting on a 7.71 ERA and a 2.14 WHIP.

John Axford nearing return

John Axford (shoulder) threw 21 pitches in batting practice today and will go out on a rehab assignment Saturday.

Fantasy Impact

Axford has been throwing during live BP sessions every couple of days now while gearing up for a rehab outing. The veteran reliever, out all season with a right shoulder injury, is on track to make his season debut in mid-to-late May.

John Axford strikes two out in preseason debut

In his one inning of work, Axford did not give up any hits or walks and struck out two batters.

Fantasy Impact

While Ryan Madson is the presumed closer for the Athletics, Axford is expected to push for save opportunities. Those who are in leagues with holds may want to draft him in the late rounds as he may see plenty of late innings work.

Beau Gallerneault33 weeks ago
John Axford expected to sign two-year deal with Athletics

Axford will reportedly sign a two-year $10 million deal with the Athletics that also includes bonuses that can be earned for finishing games.

Fantasy Impact

Axford saved 25 games for the Rockies last season with a 4.20 ERA. Axford could be in the mix to potentially close for the A's this season along with Sean Doolittle and the newly acquired Ryan Madson.

Brad Richter2 years ago
John Axford now 23-for-29 in save opportunities

John Axford failed to get the save in the 11th inning, but the Rockies still managed to defeat the Dodgers on Tuesday, in 16 innings.

Fantasy Impact

Axford was called on to preserve the lead as the Rockies had gone up 4-3. After a strikeout, Axford gave up a walk and two singles allowing the tying run. That ends a streak of 10 consecutive scoreless outings for Axford, who is now 23-for-29 in save opportunities with a 3.93 ERA and a 56/26 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings.

Steven Sullivan2 years ago