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John Axford: Out as Closer?

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Update: Axford may soon lose his hold on the Brewers' closing job, though no official announcement has been made, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Before Monday's game against the Cubs, manager Ron Roenicke said, "I need to have a discussion with 'Ax' on what we plan to do. So, I really can't give you an answer until I talk to him."

Recommendation: It appears that a change may be imminent, as Roenicke is more apt to relay a decision to Axford before confirming anything with the press. The development is not a surprising one, as Axford has served up at least one home run in each of his three appearances this season. Overall, he's recorded one blown save to go with a 20.25 ERA, 3.00 WHIP, and 4:0 K:BB ratio over 2.2 innings. If Axford in fact loses his gig, Jim Henderson is a prime candidate to take over in his place.

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