• Axford, Indians finalize 1-year, $4.5M deal

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 19, 2013
    John Axford had other choices where he could pitch next season. The Indians closed the deal. Axford, who had 46 saves for Milwaukee in 2011 but lost his closer's job last season and was traded to St. "We thought he was the right guy to take a chance on," Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said. The right-hander can earn another $1.75 million in performance bonuses based on games finished: $250,000 for 38 and $300,000 apiece for 43, 48, 53, 58 and 63.

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