FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates have acquired reliever John Axford from the Indians.
John Axford got the final five outs Monday against the Reds for his first save since May 3 and 10th of the year.
Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday that the team's eventual goal is to have John Axford return to the closer's role.
John Axford has been removed from the Indians' closer role.
John Axford picked up the win with a scoreless ninth inning as the Indians walked off against the Twins on Wednesday.
John Axford took his third loss after giving up a solo homer in a scoreless game in the 10th inning Monday against the Twins.
John Axford blew his second save of the season when he served up a three-run homer to Dayan Viciedo in the ninth inning of Sunday's loss to the White Sox.
John Axford collected his ninth save of the year as the Indians bested the White Sox on Saturday.
John Axford skated on thin ice again but managed to nail down his sixth save with a scoreless frame in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.
John Axford bounced back from a blown save to pitch a scoreless ninth Wednesday against the Tigers.
John Axford gave up a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, blowing his first save and taking the loss against the White Sox.
John Axford converted his fourth save in four tries Wednesday, tossing a scoreless inning against the Padres.
John Axford pitched a perfect fifth inning as the Indians defeated the Padres 12-7 on Wednesday.
John Axford allowed a solo home run in one inning of work as the Indians defeated the White Sox 5-4 on Tuesday.