Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that there is "mutual interest" between the Cubs and John Axford.
Cardinals non-tendered RHP John Axford.
Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that the Cardinals are unlikely to tender a contract to John Axford before Monday's deadline.
John Axford was ejected from Friday's game against the Pirates after beaning Tony Sanchez in the eighth inning.
Cardinals acquired RHP John Axford from the Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Brewers are "getting a lot of calls" on their relievers.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke indicated Saturday that he would prefer not to use John Axford at closer while Jim Henderson (hamstring) is out.
John Axford hasn't allowed a run since May 14.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he does not have a set eight-inning man at the moment.
John Axford surrendered four runs -- three earned -- in two-thirds of an inning to take a blown save and a loss in the eighth inning Wednesday against the Pirates.
John Axford experienced a little setback Saturday, giving up a solo homer to Andre Ethier in the eighth inning against the Dodgers.
When asked Wednesday what it would take for John Axford to get his closer job back, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke replied, "probably not much."
John Axford worked a hitless eighth inning Tuesday for his fourth hold in his last five appearances.
Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel expects John Axford to be removed as the Brewers' closer.