Dylan Axelrod P CIN 5 Days

Reds acquired RHP Dylan Axelrod from the White Sox.

Axelrod was sporting a pedestrian 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 76/36 K/BB ratio through 88 innings this season at Triple-A Charlotte. The 28-year-old has experience as a starter and reliever at the major league level.

Dylan Axelrod P CIN 4 Months

Dylan Axelrod delivered a nice performance against the White Sox in Cactus League action on Friday, scattering two hits and a pair of walks over three scoreless frames.

He remains a long-shot to crack the White Sox Opening Day rotation, but with each strong outing in Arizona his chances improve. The 28-year-old hurler posted a 5.68 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 128 1/3 innings with the White Sox in 2013.

Dylan Axelrod P CIN 5 Months

Dylan Axelrod held the Padres scoreless in three innings during Wednesday's 8-0 loss.

Axelrod allowed two hits and a walk while striking out three. Axelrod was non-tendered in December and then was re-signed to a minor league deal in January, so he will serve as organizational depth.

Dylan Axelrod P CIN 6 Months

White Sox re-signed RHP Dylan Axelrod to a minor league contract.

The deal presumably includes a spring training invite. Axelrod was non-tendered by the White Sox in December after posting a 5.68 ERA and 73/43 K/BB ratio over 128 1/3 innings last season. He'll be useful depth to have around in the organization.

Dylan Axelrod P CIN 8 Months

White Sox non-tendered RHP Dylan Axelrod.

Axelrod spent much of the 2013 season in the White Sox' rotation but ultimately posted a 5.68 ERA across 128 1/3 innings. He wasn't arbitration-eligible until 2016, but the White Sox decided they'd rather have another 40-man roster space. Axelrod is just 28 and has put up nice numbers in the minors, so he'll get a look from someone.

Dylan Axelrod P CIN 10 Months

Dylan Axelrod allowed five runs -- three earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

It's been a forgettable season for the 28-year-old, and Wednesday was no different. He allowed eight hits and two walks, striking out just one. He finishes the year at 4-11 with a 5.68 ERA.

Dylan Axelrod P CIN 10 Months

Dylan Axelrod was obliterated in Friday's loss to the Tigers, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits in just 2 2/3 innings of work.

Axelrod, who was pressed into emergency duty when Andre Rienzo came down with an injury, walked a pair and struck out three in the rough outing. The Tigers got to him early and often in this one, scoring twice in the first, once in the second and adding four more in the third to chase Axelrod from the game. He'll take his disappointing 5.72 ERA and 1.65 WHIP back to the bullpen with him, where he'll undoubtedly reside for the remainder of the season.

Dylan Axelrod P CIN 10 Months

Dylan Axelrod has continued to throw side sessions and attempt to remain stretched out despite his demotion to the bullpen in late July.

The extra endurance is a very nice quality to have as a long man out of the White Sox bullpen, as he was able to throw 90 pitches over five shutout innings of relief in Thursday's loss to the Tribe. The 28-year-old righty still has his sights set on cracking the Opening Day rotation in 2014.

Dylan Axelrod P CIN Jul 21 '13

Dylan Axelrod has been demoted to the bullpen following the return of Jake Peavy to the rotation.

That means Hector Santiago will remain in the rotation. It's no surprise, as Axelrod has really struggled over his last six starts, posting a 9.32 ERA. He'll be used in long relief.

Dylan Axelrod P CIN Jul 10 '13

Dylan Axelrod surrendered seven runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

It was another poor start for the right-hander, who fell to 3-6 and hasn't won a game since May 26. Along with the 11 hits, Axelrod walked two while striking out three. He now owns a 5.33 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 18 starts this season. The White Sox may not have many better options, but even owners in AL-only leagues can do better than Axelrod at this point.