Pirates claim Axford off waivers

Cleveland (WOIO) - The Cleveland Indians today awarded the trade waiver claim of RHP John Axford to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Axford's contract has now been assigned to Pittsburgh's Major League roster.

The Indians 40-man roster now stands at 37 players.  Subsequent moves to the 25-man Major League roster will be made prior to tomorrow's 7:05PM ET game against the Baltimore Orioles at Progressive Field.

Axford, 31, appeared in 49 games for Cleveland this year, going 2-3-10 with a 3.92ERA in 49 games (43.2IP, 34H, 19ER, 30BB, 51K).

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