Brewers acquire veteran reliever John Axford from Blue Jays

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired reliever John Axford from the Toronto Blue Jays as the 38-year-old right-hander continues his comeback attempt.

The Brewers are sending $1 to the Blue Jays. Axford hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2018 and began this season as a studio analyst on the Blue Jays’ television broadcast crew.

He signed a minor league contract in June and went 1-0 with an 0.84 ERA in nine relief appearances for the Blue Jays’ Triple-A Buffalo affiliate.

Axford pitched for the Brewers from 2009-13 and set the franchise’s single-season saves record in 2011.