John Axford
RP FA
2 months ago

Axford (leg) expects to be activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Monday's series opener against the Rockies, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Axford has been out since mid-August with a fractured right fibula. The veteran right-hander, who struggled to a 5.13 ERA and 1.29 WHIP across 54.1 innings prior to suffering the injury, figures to fill a middle-relief role for the Dodgers down the stretch.

John Axford
RP FA
2 months ago

Axford (leg) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will mark Axford's first time back on a mound in a live game since Aug. 12. He's spent the last month on the disabled list due to a fractured right fibula. The right-hander should be able to return to the big-league bullpen at some point next week as long as all goes according to plan.

John Axford
RP FA
3 months ago

Axford (leg) was able to walk around the Dodgers' clubhouse without the aid of crutches Friday, the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander, who has been sidelined since Aug. 12 with a fractured right fibula, hasn't been cleared to resume a throwing program, so until that happens, the Dodgers likely won't have a clear idea when he might be ready to come off the disabled list. If Axford is able to return by mid-to-late September, he'll likely be ticketed for middle-relief duty.

John Axford
RP FA
3 months ago

Axford was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a fractured right fibula.

EDGE Analysis

This is simply procedural, as Axford has already been ruled out for at least three weeks. Alex Wood, who is slated to start for the Dodgers on Tuesday, was activated from the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move.

John Axford
RP FA
3 months ago

Axford is expected to be out for about three weeks after breaking the tip of his fibula Sunday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Axford remained in the game after being hit in the leg with a comebacker, but subsequent tests revealed a small break. He hasn't yet been placed on the disabled list but the length of his absence means that a move will certainly be made in the near future.

John Axford
RP FA
3 months ago

Axford has been diagnosed with a fractured fibula and is expected to land on the disabled list, J.P. Hoornstra of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Axford suffered the injury after being hit in the leg with a comebacker against the Rockies on Sunday. The veteran reliever was able to stay in the game and complete his two-inning appearance, but tests later revealed the slight break in his fibula, and a DL situation seems highly likely considering the severe nature of the injury. Expect an official move to be made Tuesday.

John Axford
RP FA
3 months ago

Axford fired a scoreless inning while giving up a hit and striking out two in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Axford was shelled for six runs in his Dodger debut Aug. 4, but he was able to bounce back with a clean outing in a tough pitching environment. Closer Kenley Jansen is expected to miss four to six weeks with an irregular heartbeat, but manager Dave Roberts named Scott Alexander and Kenta Maeda the heads of his closing committee. Axford's disappointing 5.33 ERA this year is likely what caused him to be bypassed as an initial replacement. That said, the 35-year-old does have plenty of closing experience (144 career saves), so he shouldn't be completely ruled out of the equation, especially if the aforementioned options struggle early on.

John Axford
RP FA
4 months ago

Axford won't join the Dodgers until Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Axford was traded from Toronto to Los Angeles on Tuesday but won't be activated with his new team until this weekend's series against the Astros. The 35-year-old should serve as a middle reliever for the Dodgers, but could see occasional set-up work given the numerous injuries within the bullpen.

John Axford
RP FA
4 months ago

Axford was traded from the Blue Jays to the Dodgers on Tuesday in exchange for Corey Copping, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Axford, 35, joins his ninth organization after this deadline deal, and should work as a middle reliever for the Dodgers down the stretch. He had a 4.41 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 50 strikeouts in 51 innings with the Blue Jays prior to the trade.

John Axford
RP FA
4 months ago

Axford will get the nod for Saturday's matchup against the White Sox, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Don't expect Axford to toss more than two innings, as he figures to serve as Toronto's opener in a bullpen day. He's struggled through 44 appearances this season, accruing a 4.69 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with 47 strikeouts over 48 innings in 2018.