- Reds have interest in signing free agent reliever John Axford
- Axford was outrighted off the Pirates' 40-man roster and will become a minor league free agent.
- Pirates designated RHP John Axford for assignment.
- John Axford is not on the wild card roster.
- The Pirates have acquired P John Axford
- John Axford earns 10th save
- Francona said the eventual goal remains to have John Axford return to the closer's role
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