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Dylan Axelrod | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dylan Axelrod shut out the Cubs for five innings, striking out eight, to pick up his first win for the Reds on Thursday.
Axelrod walked the first batter he faced on 11 pitches, but it hardly set the tone for the day. The former White Sox starter easily handled the young Cubs lineup, which was minus Anthony Rizzo, allowing just two hits. He should remain in the rotation for however long Homer Bailey is out, but he's merely a fringe play in NL-only leagues at best. Aug 28 - 4:29 PM

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Reds recalled RHP Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A Louisville.

Axelrod will make a spot for the Reds in Thursday's series finale against the Cubs. He allowed just two runs over six innings in an outing August 18 at Coors Field, but the right-hander is not a very good fantasy streamer. He has a 4.01 ERA this year at Triple-A.
Aug 28 - 11:27 AM

Dylan Axelrod will be recalled to start on Thursday versus the Cubs.

Axelrod allowed just two runs over six innings in a start for the Reds earlier this month but had to be sent down because the Reds needed a fresh bullpen arm. He'll remain in the rotation for a while if he pitches well. "I intend to get a good look at Dylan and give him every opportunity to pitch down the stretch for us and show his value to the organization," Reds manager Bryan Price said.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Aug 26 - 8:04 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday that Dylan Axelrod will likely be recalled to get another start.

Axelrod allowed just two runs over six innings in a start on Sunday but was sent down because the club needed a fresh bullpen arm. He'll get another chance next week after David Holmberg was rocked on Thursday. With Homer Bailey's (elbow) return nowhere in sight, Axelrod could be in the rotation for a while.
Aug 22 - 4:03 PM

Reds optioned RHP Dylan Axelrod to Triple-A Louisville.

Axelrod did a good job in his Reds debut on Sunday, allowing just two runs over six innings against the Rockies. He should get another look soon with Homer Bailey continuing to battle an elbow injury.
Aug 18 - 3:48 PM

Dylan Axelrod pitched well in his Reds debut on Sunday, allowing just two runs on seven hits over six innings of work.

Axelrod racked up seven strikeouts on the night while issuing only one free pass. He departed with a 4-2 lead and in line for the victory, but the Reds bullpen was unable to oblige. He'll remain in the rotation for as long as Homer Bailey is sidelined, and is worth a look as a matchup play for next weekend's start against the Braves.
Aug 18 - 1:17 AM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A Louisville.

He will make his Reds debut on Saturday against the Rockies in Colorado. The 29-year-old right-hander owns a career 5.36 ERA and 1.60 WHIP over 198 major league innings and is toeing the slab at Coors Field on Saturday. He should be avoided for all fantasy purposes, and perhaps stacked against in daily leagues.
Aug 16 - 3:54 PM

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that it's "all but certain" the Reds will call up Dylan Axelrod to start on Saturday in Colorado.

The Reds need a starter with Homer Bailey (elbow) on the shelf. Axelrod, who was acquired from the White Sox via trade last month, could stick around a while if he pitches well. However, he certainly won't have a great matchup right out of the gate. Axelrod has posted a 4.09 ERA and 100/41 K/BB ratio over 123 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season.
Aug 15 - 2:28 PM

Reds acquired RHP Dylan Axelrod from the White Sox.

Axelrod was sporting a pedestrian 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and 76/36 K/BB ratio through 88 innings this season at Triple-A Charlotte. The 28-year-old has experience as a starter and reliever at the major league level.
Jul 17 - 3:04 PM

Dylan Axelrod delivered a nice performance against the White Sox in Cactus League action on Friday, scattering two hits and a pair of walks over three scoreless frames.

He remains a long-shot to crack the White Sox Opening Day rotation, but with each strong outing in Arizona his chances improve. The 28-year-old hurler posted a 5.68 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 128 1/3 innings with the White Sox in 2013.
Mar 14 - 9:46 PM

Dylan Axelrod held the Padres scoreless in three innings during Wednesday's 8-0 loss.

Axelrod allowed two hits and a walk while striking out three. Axelrod was non-tendered in December and then was re-signed to a minor league deal in January, so he will serve as organizational depth.
Mar 5 - 6:20 PM

White Sox re-signed RHP Dylan Axelrod to a minor league contract.

The deal presumably includes a spring training invite. Axelrod was non-tendered by the White Sox in December after posting a 5.68 ERA and 73/43 K/BB ratio over 128 1/3 innings last season. He'll be useful depth to have around in the organization.
Jan 14 - 9:04 AM

White Sox non-tendered RHP Dylan Axelrod.

Axelrod spent much of the 2013 season in the White Sox' rotation but ultimately posted a 5.68 ERA across 128 1/3 innings. He wasn't arbitration-eligible until 2016, but the White Sox decided they'd rather have the 40-man roster space. Axelrod is just 28 and has put up nice numbers in the minors, so he'll get a look from someone.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Dylan Axelrod allowed five runs -- three earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

It's been a forgettable season for the 28-year-old, and Wednesday was no different. He allowed eight hits and two walks, striking out just one. He finishes the year at 4-11 with a 5.68 ERA.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 11:05:00 PM

Dylan Axelrod was obliterated in Friday’s loss to the Tigers, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits in just 2 2/3 innings of work.

Axelrod, who was pressed into emergency duty when Andre Rienzo came down with an injury, walked a pair and struck out three in the rough outing. The Tigers got to him early and often in this one, scoring twice in the first, once in the second and adding four more in the third to chase Axelrod from the game. He’ll take his disappointing 5.72 ERA and 1.65 WHIP back to the bullpen with him, where he’ll undoubtedly reside for the remainder of the season.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 11:04:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Ramon Santiago
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Jack Hannahan
LF1Ryan Ludwick
2Chris Heisey
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Kristopher Negron
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mat Latos
3Homer Bailey
4Mike Leake
5Alfredo Simon
6Dylan Axelrod
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Jonathan Broxton
3Manny Parra
4Sam LeCure
5Jumbo Diaz
6Logan Ondrusek
7Pedro Villarreal
8Trevor Bell
9Sean Marshall