Brewers send Axford to St. Louis
The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired a player to be named from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for right-handed reliever John Axford.
Axford, 30, is 6-7 with a 4.45 ERA in 62 relief appearances this season.
He ranks second on the all-time franchise list in that category (106), trailing only Dan Plesac (133).
Axford went 21-19 with a 3.35 ERA and 106 saves in 268 relief appearances with the Brewers from 2009-13.
His 46 saves in 2011 set a franchise record. He is eligible for arbitration.
The Brewers also recalled right-handed pitcher Alfredo Figaro from Triple-A Nashville. Figaro is 2-3 with a 4.25 ERA in 26 games (5 starts) with Milwaukee this season.
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