|Dec. 10 12:07 AM PT1:07 AM MT2:07 AM CT3:07 AM ET3:07 ET8:07 GMT16:07 1:07 AM MST3:07 AM EST3:37 AM VEN12:07 UAE2:07 AM CT-The Oakland Athletics have finalized their two-year, $10 million deal with Axford.
Analysis: Axford will earn $4.5 million next season and $5.5 million in 2017. He has performance bonuses of $250,000 each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 games finished. His 2017 salary will increase by half the amount of the performance bonuses earned in 2016. Axford went 4-5 with a 4.20 ERA and 25 saves in 60 appearances with the Rockies in 2015. He had a scary start to the year when his then-2-year-old son Jameson was hospitalized following a rattlesnake bite.
|Nov. 20 4:49 PM PT5:49 PM MT6:49 PM CT7:49 PM ET19:49 ET0:49 GMT8:49 5:49 PM MST7:49 PM EST8:19 PM VEN4:49 UAE (+1)6:49 PM CT-The Colorado Rockies have designated Axford for assignment.
Analysis: Axford had 25 saves for the Rockies last season. He also dealt with personal issues away from the field as his young son recovered from rattlesnake bites suffered during spring training in Arizona.
|June 30 8:54 PM PT9:54 PM MT10:54 PM CT11:54 PM ET23:54 ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST11:24 PM VEN7:54 UAE (+1)10:54 PM CT-The Colorado Rockies have activated Axford from the family emergency medical leave list.
Analysis: It was his second time on that list this season. The first came on April 14 shortly after his 2-year-old son was hospitalized with rattlesnake bites. He was placed back on the list on Tuesday but the team said it was not related to his son, who they said is doing fine.
|June 25 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Axford's run of success to start his first season with the Colorado Rockies ended when he blew his first save Wednesday.
Analysis: Axford was charged with three runs and recorded two outs. Don't give him the ax, though, since he was 12 for 12 in saves before this unflattering choke job.
|Apr. 20 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET1:00 ET5:00 GMT13:00 10:00 PM MST12:00 AM EST12:30 AM VEN9:00 UAE12:00 AM CT-The Colorado Rockies have reinstated Axford from the family medical emergency list after he spent a few days tending to his young son following rattlesnake bites.
Analysis: His son was bitten twice last month in the yard of the house his family rented in Scottsdale, Arizona, for spring training. Axford has appeared in one games this season.
|Apr. 1 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-The Colorado Rockies have placed reliever John Axford on the family medical emergency list so he can tend to his young son, who was bitten by a rattlesnake last month in Arizona.
Analysis: Axford said Sunday that his son recently had surgery on his right foot to remove necrotic tissue and will be flown to Denver for more treatment. He says the toes of 2-year-old Jameson "look fine," but doctors are trying to improve mobility. His son was bitten twice in the yard of the house his family rented in Scottsdale for spring training. Axford will be out for 3-7 days.
|Mar. 1 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET21:04 ET2:04 GMT10:04 7:04 PM MST9:04 PM EST9:34 PM VEN6:04 UAE (+1)8:04 PM CT-The Colorado Rockies have selected John Axford's contract, adding a veteran reliever with late-inning experience to their bullpen.
Analysis: Axford, who agreed to a minor league deal last month, gets a $2.6 million, one-year contract with a chance to earn more in performance bonuses. The 31-year-old right-hander was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 games with Cleveland and Pittsburgh last year. In six major league seasons, Axford is 24-23 with a 3.40 ERA and 116 saves, including 10 for the Indians last year.
|Feb. 3 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET17:33 GMT1:33 10:33 AM MST12:33 PM EST1:03 PM VEN21:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-Axford has agreed to a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies and will try to earn a job as a setup man for closer LaTroy Hawkins.
Analysis: Axford was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 games with Cleveland and Pittsburgh last year, when he struck out 63 and walked 36. In six seasons in the major leagues, Axford is 24-23 with a 3.40 ERA and 116 saves, including 10 for Cleveland in last year.
|2009||Mil||0||0||1 - 1||7||0||0||7.2||5||3||3||0||6||1||9||1.43||3.52|
|2010||Mil||8||2||24 - 27||50||0||0||58.0||42||17||16||1||27||3||76||1.19||2.48|
|2011||Mil||2||2||46 - 48||74||0||0||73.2||59||19||16||4||25||1||86||1.14||1.95|
|2012||Mil||5||8||35 - 44||75||0||0||69.1||61||42||36||10||39||2||93||1.44||4.67|
|2013||Mil||6||7||0 - 6||62||0||0||54.2||62||29||27||10||23||3||54||1.55||4.45|
|2013||StL||1||0||0 - 1||13||0||0||10.1||11||3||2||0||3||0||11||1.35||1.74|
|2013||Tot||7||7||0 - 7||75||0||0||65.0||73||32||29||10||26||3||65||1.52||4.02|
|2014||Cle||2||3||10 - 13||49||0||0||43.2||34||21||19||6||30||3||51||1.47||3.92|
|2014||Pit||0||1||0 - 0||13||0||0||11.0||9||5||5||0||6||0||12||1.36||4.09|
|2014||Tot||2||4||10 - 13||62||0||0||54.2||43||26||24||6||36||3||63||1.45||3.95|
|2015||Col||4||5||25 - 31||60||0||0||55.2||56||27||26||4||32||4||62||1.58||4.20|
|2016||Oak||3||1||0 - 2||20||0||0||19.2||23||8||8||3||4||0||13||1.37||3.66|
|Career||31||29||141 - 173||423||0||0||403.2||362||174||158||38||195||17||467||1.38||3.52|
|2011||Mil||Total||1||0||3 - 4||6||0||0||7.0||5||1||1||0||2||0||9||1.29|
|LDS||1||0||1 - 2||3||0||0||4.0||3||1||1||0||2||0||5||2.25|
|LCS||0||0||2 - 2||3||0||0||3.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||4||0.00|
|2013||StL||Total||0||0||0 - 0||6||0||0||5.2||2||1||1||1||4||0||9||1.59|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||1.1||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.0||2||1||1||1||1||0||4||4.50|
|WS||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||5||0.00|
|Career||1||0||3 - 4||12||0||0||12.2||7||2||2||1||6||0||18||1.42|
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