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JOHN AXFORD RUMORS & GOSSIP

John Axford returns to Rockies after son's rattlesnake bite

  For John Axford, this comes as a mighty big relief: His young son is finally back at home and in his own bed after spending four weeks in the hospital to treat rattlesnake bites. ''I'm definitely ecstatic,'' the Colorado Rockies right-hander said. ''My mind is at ease.'' Axford was reinstated after missing 10 days as he tended to 2-year-old Jameson, who was bitten twice on the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies reinstate Axford after son bitten by rattlesnake

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have reinstated right-handed reliever John Axford from the family medical emergency list after he spent a few days tending to his young son following rattlesnake bites. His son was bitten twice last month in the yard of the house his family rented in Scottsdale, Arizona, for spring training. The team also put righty LaTroy Hawkins on the 15-day disabled...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Triple Play: Adrian Gonzalez, Brett Cecil, John Axford

If you’re like me, the wait for the first meaningful baseball games since Game 7 of the World Series was almost interminable. Happily, the 2015 season is finally here, and the Triple Play is back again for your reading entertainment. In this season’s first installment, we look at a power-hitting first baseman, a deposed closer who probably shouldn’t have been closing to begin...
Via i70baseball
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Axford taking leave to be with son, 2, during continued treatment for snake bite

DENVER -- John Axford is taking some time off to tend to his young son, who was bitten by a rattlesnake last month in Arizona. The Colorado Rockies placed the right-handed reliever on the family medical emergency list before the game Sunday. Axford said his son had surgery last Monday -- opening day for the Rockies -- on his right foot to remove necrotic tissue. Axford said the toes...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies place Axford on family medical emergency list

DENVER (AP) 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. 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...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford’s 2-Year-Old Son Bitten By Rattlesnake, Might Lose Toe

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Colorado Rockies reliever John Axford’s 2-year-old son is improving following a rattlesnake bite. Jameson Axford remained hospitalized for an eighth straight day, but Axford said Wednesday his son was able to sleep through the night as he deals with pain. Doctors have saved his right foot, but there is fear one of his toes may need...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitcher John Axford Snaps Perfect Oscar Predictions Streak, Loses Bet

John Axford pitched a perfect game at the Oscars last year, but the hits came early and often this time around. The Colorado Rockies relief pitcher and film buff drew headlines in 2014 when he amazingly went a perfect 18-for-18 in his predictions for Oscar winners. Naturally, Axford decided to try his hand again in 2015 but upped the ante this time, offering...
Via NESN.com
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Axford beats D-backs mascot in rock, paper, scissors

Your browser does not support iframes.Cleveland Indians closer John Axford defeated Arizona Diamondbacks mascot D. Baxter the Bobcat in a quick game of rock, paper, scissors before Wednesday's game at Chase Field.Axford and the D-backs mascot both chose paper and rock in the first and second rounds, but Axford sealed the win in the third round by choosing scissors while D. Baxter...
Via Holdout Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

John Axford was tipping pitches in Milwaukee

John Axford, new Cleveland Indians closer, might have to thank the St. Louis Cardinals for potentially reviving his career. The National Post, a Toronto publication, had an article on Sunday about the Canadian’s “pivotal, profitable” late-season stint with the Cardinals in 2013. MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian retweeted the article on Twitter. Per the article, after the late August...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

John Axford non-tender opens familiar hole for St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals accomplished many of their offseason goals within the first month of the offseason, but their latest decision once again opened up what has been a perennial issue in their bullpen. The Cardinals decided Monday to non-tender, or not offer a contract, to 31-year-old righthanded relief pitcher John Axford. Axford was the one player on the roster to suffer that...
Via i70baseball
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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