The Cleveland Indians are on the verge of signing right-handed reliever John Axford, who was non-tendered by the St. Louis Cardinals, a source told Sunday.

Axford made a giant leap up when he moved to the first base side of the rubber a few years back in the Brewers organization. He has some arm trouble last season which led to a drop in velocity and more importantly his curveball hanging in a RH hitters wheelhouse more often than not. ANALYST: Jeff Mans