UPDATES & NEWS
John Axford believes fatigue is the reason for his recent struggles.
Over five appearances in May, Axford is 1-2 with just one save (in two chances), an 11.25 ERA, a 3.00 WHIP, and dismal 6:6 K:BB in four innings. If it's fatigue, then he should end up with his job back shortly, but for the time being it looks like it'll be a committee approach in Cleveland with Cody Allen, Scott Atchison, Marc Rzepczynski, and Bryan Shaw all getting looks in the ninth.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Yunel Escobar said his groin is improving and will work out prior to Sunday's game.
The MRI on Escobar came back clean, so that's great news. He's still not 100-percent though and will continue to be held out. Escobar believes that he can avoid the DL and will work out prior to the game to prove it. Obviously though, if he doesn't show the improvement in the workout, the team could hold him out a little while longer. The club can go with Danny Espinosa at third and Dan Uggla at second. They also called up Emanuel Burris who can play all over the infield. Analysis: Howard Bender