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MLB Trade Rumors Aug 1, 2017

Athletics Release John Axford

The A’s announced on Tuesday that they’ve released veteran righty John Axford. The former Brewers/Rockies/Indians closer was designated for assignment last week and is now a free agent. Axford, 34, signed a two-year, $10MM contract with Oakland prior to the 2016 season and had a respectable first year, logging a 3.97 ERA with 8.2 K/9,…

Oakland A's release reliever John Axford

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have released reliever John Axford.
Washington Times Aug 1, 2017

Oakland A's release reliever John Axford

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics have released reliever John Axford. The A's announced the move on Tuesday, less than a week after he was designated for assignment by the struggling club. The right-handed Axford pitched in 22 games for Oakland this season, going 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA. ...
KFFL Jul 30, 2017

Athletics | John Axford released

The Oakland Athletics released RHP John Axford on Sunday, July 30, making him a free ...
MLB Daily Dish Jul 27, 2017
Athletics designate John Axford for assignment

Athletics designate John Axford for assignment

The nine-year vet was DFA'd upon Ryan Dull's return from the DL. The Athletics have designated reliever John Axford for assignment, the club announced Thursday morning. With fellow reliever Ryan Dull reinstated from the 10-day disabled list, Axford was the odd man out on a young Oakland pitching staff. Axford, 34, signed a two-year, $10 million deal with Oakland before 2016, and pitched nicely with the club last season (3.97 ERA in 65.2 innings). However, Axford hasn't been able to find his groove in 2017, as he's allowed 15 ER in just 21.0 innings. The right-hander's 6.43 ERA and 7.3 BB/9...
Athletics Nation Jul 27, 2017
Elephant Rumblings: Transactions but no Trades

Elephant Rumblings: Transactions but no Trades

Transactions & Trade Rumors: The A’s made several roster moves this morning... TransactionsRHP Ryan Dull reinstated from DLC Ryan Lavarnway selectedC Josh Phegley to 10-day DL (L oblique strain)RHP John Axford DFA— Oakland A's (@Athletics) July 27, 2017 MLB Trade Rumors’s latest on Sonny Gray... The Rockies made a deal last night. The Nationals are reportedly not in on Sonny... Correction: #Nationals NOT pursuing a starter at level of Gray or Darvish, sources say. Might pursue another reliever, waiting on Kelley.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 27, 2017 I...
Athletics Nation Jul 27, 2017
Oakland A’s activate Ryan Dull, DFA John Axford, place Josh Phegley on DL

Oakland A’s activate Ryan Dull, DFA John Axford, place Josh Phegley on DL

The Oakland A’s activated reliever Ryan Dull from the disabled list, the team announced Wednesday. The right-hander had been out for two months with a knee injury. To make room on the roster, John Axford was designated for assignment. In addition, catcher Josh Phegley was placed on the 10-day disabled list, with Ryan Lavarnway coming up to replace him. Dull had an excellent rookie season in 2016 but was off to a poor start this year before landing on the DL. He wasn’t able to recreate his low hit rate, and his pinpoint control was off as well — nine walks in 15⅔ innings, after...
MLB Trade Rumors Jul 27, 2017

A’s Designate John Axford For Assignment

The Athletics announced that veteran right-hander John Axford has been designated for assignment as part of a series of roster moves. Catcher Ryan Lavarnway’s contract has been selected in a corresponding move. He’ll take Axford’s spot on the 40-man and take the 25-man roster spot of  fellow catcher Josh Phegley, who is headed to the…
KFFL Jul 27, 2017

Athletics | OAK makes four moves

Oakland Athletics RHP John Axford was designated for assignment Thursday, July 27. RHP Ryan Dull ...

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