Maybe the facial hair preordained John Axford as a pirate long before he ever came to Cleveland. In any case, he’s no longer an Indian. The Cleveland Indians today awarded Axford’s trade waiver claim to the Pittsburgh Pirates. His contract has now been assigned to Pittsburgh’s Major League roster Axford appeared in 49 games for the Indians this year, going with 2-3-10 with a 3.92 ERA. Axford’s last appearance for the Tribe was in the 6-10 loss against the Yankees on August 8th, when he pitched .2 innings and gave up 4 earned runs. (To be fair, he only gave up one earned run in the 10 appearances before that.)
The Indians’ 40-man roster stands at 37 players. They’re set to make some moves to the 25-man roster before game against the Orioles on Friday night. Who do you want to see brought up? Anybody on waivers you’d like to see the Tribe snag?