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Brewers yank Axford from closing spot

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08:09 AM ET 04.09 | Closing time, indeed. [Ron Roenicke] had little choice after John Axford was unable to keep the ball in the park during his first three outings. The Brewers manager announced Monday he was shifting to Jim Henderson as closer and using Axford earlier in games until he gets squared away. "I told (Axford) I want him to be our closer, and how we think is the best way to get him back in that role, which is pretty much what we did with him last year (in the middle of the season)," said Roenicke. "We'll put him back in wherever it's going to be, sixth (inning), seventh, maybe eighth, and let him get his stuff back. Once he gets his stuff back, we'll put him back in that role again."

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Ron Roenicke, US Presswire Ron Roenicke, US Presswire
April 9, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Too bad he doesn't play for the Yankees:
"Yanks yank Axford"
or perhaps
"Yanks ax Axford"

April 9, 2013  08:52 AM ET

This is the biggest problem with so call closers who have only one pitch they can control, the batters know it, and they sit on it.

April 9, 2013  11:44 AM ET

just another closer losing his job big deal

April 9, 2013  12:47 PM ET

wiseup; Milwaukee could probably get Marmol from Cubs to close.

April 9, 2013  02:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Too bad he doesn't play for the Yankees:"Yanks yank Axford"or perhaps"Yanks ax Axford"

too bad but yankees would like to have him in their bullpen after all who knows??

 
April 10, 2013  08:26 AM ET

Brian Wilson would be a sound investment pending a sucessful rehab from TJ.

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