The Milwaukee Brewers have sent reliever John Axford to the St. Louis Cardinals for a

John Axford

John Axford

player to be named.

The 30-year old Axford is 6-7 with a 4.45 ERA in 62 relief appearances this season.  Axford didn’t record a save this season, but 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 theBrewers from 2009-13.  His 46 saves in 2011 set a franchise record.

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 the Brewers this season.

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