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  1. Rockies manager Walt Weiss officially names Tommy Kahnle the closer

    Aug 8, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

    Tommy Kahnle

    Tommy Kahnle will be the fourth different “official” closer for the Rockies this season.

  2. Rockies take John Axford out of the closer’s role

    Jul 31, 2015, 11:55 PM EDT

    John Axford

    John Axford has allowed runs in five consecutive appearances, blowing four saves. He’s out as the Rockies’ closer for now.

  3. The Tigers have inquired about John Axford

    Jul 19, 2015, 11:50 PM EDT

    John Axford

    The Tigers are looking at John Axford as a potential upgrade for their bullpen, but they may not decide to buy after falling below .500 on Sunday.

  4. Rockies activate John Axford from the family medical emergency list

    Jul 4, 2015, 7:45 PM EDT

    John Axford

    John Axford is back with the Rockies, ready to continue closing out games.

  5. Adam Ottavino undergoes Tommy John surgery

    May 7, 2015, 6:28 PM EDT

    Adam Ottavino

    Ottavino’s season is over and he figures to be sidelined through the early part of 2016.

  6. Rockies closer Adam Ottavino needs Tommy John surgery

    May 4, 2015, 5:29 PM EDT

    Adam Ottavino

    Ottavino finishes the season with a 0.00 ERA and 13/2 K/BB ratio in 10 innings.

  7. Rockies place closer Adam Ottavino on disabled list with triceps inflammation

    Apr 27, 2015, 7:20 PM EDT

    Adam Ottavino

    Adam Ottavino was just named as the Rockies closer two weeks ago, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with right triceps inflammation.

  8. Rockies send slugger Wilin Rosario to AAA Albuquerque

    Apr 22, 2015, 6:10 PM EDT

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    Wilin Rosario exploded onto the MLB scene in 2012, tallying 28 home runs and 71 RBI over 117 games as a 23-year-old. But his home run total fell to 21 in 2013 and then 13 in 2014, and he never showed any sort of defensive improvement at catcher or first base. The swift career decline continues in 2015 …

  9. The Rockies have removed LaTroy Hawkins from the closer role

    Apr 13, 2015, 4:03 PM EDT

    LaTroy Hawkins

    He has blown two saves in three appearances.

  10. Rockies place John Axford on family medical emergency list

    Apr 12, 2015, 11:55 PM EDT

    John Axford

    John Axford’s son Jameson continues to recover after a rattlesnake bite. Axford has been placed on the family medical emergency list so he can be with his son.

  11. Rockies add John Axford to 40-man roster, guarantee $2.6 million salary

    Mar 2, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    John Axford

    Axford had a 3.92 ERA and 63/36 K/BB ratio in 55 innings for the Indians last season.

  12. Oscars aficionado John Axford offers his expert picks

    Feb 22, 2015, 7:15 PM EDT

    John Axford

    John Axford knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the Oscars, as he went 18-for-18 last season. Can he keep the streak alive tonight?

  13. John Axford signs with the Rockies

    Feb 2, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT

    John Axford

    Axford was tabbed as the Indians’ closer to begin last season, but quickly lost the job and eventually wound up with the Pirates.

  14. John Axford drawing interest from four teams, including the Blue Jays

    Jan 9, 2015, 8:59 PM EDT

    John Axford

    Reliever John Axford is drawing a bit of interest, including from the Blue Jays.

  15. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  16. Reds interested in John Axford

    Dec 9, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    John Axford

    Aroldis Chapman is entrenched as the Reds’ closer.

  17. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  18. Pirates acquire Justin Sellers from Indians

    Oct 25, 2014, 12:29 PM EDT

    Justin Sellers Getty

    The Pirates also designated right-handers John Axford and Jeanmar Gomez for assignment.

  19. Reds beat Pirates on grand slam from Ramon Santiago; Cardinals’ magic number down to one

    Sep 27, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT

    Ramon Santiago Getty

    With the loss by the Pirates, the Cardinals can clinch the National League Central with a win over the Diamondbacks tonight.

  20. Pirates claim John Axford off waivers from Indians

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    John Axford

    Looking to add more bullpen help after the Jason Grilli-for-Ernesto Frieri swap worked out so horribly, the Pirates have acquired right-hander John Axford from the Indians.

  21. Terry Francona wants John Axford back in the closer’s role eventually

    Jun 7, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    John Axford

    The Indians’ closer-by-committee has been working well, but manager Terry Francona wants John Axford to take over the closer’s role eventually.

  22. Indians take John Axford out of his role as closer

    May 10, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    John Axford

    The Indians removed the struggling John Axford out of his role as the team’s closer, and will go with a closer-by-committee for the time being.

  23. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 5, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    What a fun, relaxing weekend. Not just for all of us who watched races and sipped julep. It was relaxing for Carlos Beltran too.

  24. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 14, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    The other owners will have to ratify the move at their next meeting, but as of yesterday it’s all but official: the Braves now own the Nationals. 

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