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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 …

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

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

  12. Reds interested in John Axford

    Dec 9, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    John Axford

    Aroldis Chapman is entrenched as the Reds’ closer.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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. 

  21. Indians demote former stud setup man Vinnie Pestano to Triple-A

    Apr 9, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Vinnie Pestano

    Not so long ago Indians right-hander Vinnie Pestano was one of the best relievers in baseball, throwing 132 innings with a 2.45 ERA and 160 strikeouts between 2011 and 2012, but he struggled with elbow problems last season and is now headed back to the minors at age 28.

  22. 2014 Preview: Cleveland Indians

    Mar 21, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Chris Antonetti, Terry Francona

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Did the Indians lose too much pitching? After four consecutive losing seasons the Indians…

  23. John Axford learned from Cardinal coaches that he was tipping his pitches

    Jan 12, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Indians reliever John Axford was a Cardinal for less than two months, including the post-season, at the end of 2013, but it was invaluable. Per John Lott of the National Post, Axford learned from his Cardinal coaches that he had been tipping his pitches. On John Axford’s first day with the St. Louis Cardinals, his…

  24. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

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