Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/18/12
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke made official Tuesday what most people expected, including John Axford. Axford is being moved out of the closer's role and being replaced for the time being by Francisco Rodriguez. The last straw came Monday night when Axford turned a 2-0 lead over the Cardinals into a 3-2 loss by allowing three ninth-inning runs on three hits and two walks. It was the sixth blown save of the season for Axford, who also suffered his sixth loss to go with a 5.35 ERA. "We had a conversation with him today," said Roenicke. "Frankie's going to close right now. 'Ax,' we're going to put in where we think he's got a chance to get his rhythm back, his confidence back. "I don't want to say what inning because there may be games it where it may be the eighth inning and the game's not on the line. So it could be the sixth, could be the seventh, could be the eighth, wherever it is where we think he can relax a little bit more and try to get it back. "Confidence-w...
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