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Dylan Axelrod | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Dylan Axelrod has continued to throw side sessions and attempt to remain stretched out despite his demotion to the bullpen in late July.

The extra endurance is a very nice quality to have as a long man out of the White Sox bullpen, as he was able to throw 90 pitches over five shutout innings of relief in Thursday's loss to the Tribe. The 28-year-old righty still has his sights set on cracking the Opening Day rotation in 2014.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 07:04:00 PM

Dylan Axelrod has been demoted to the bullpen following the return of Jake Peavy to the rotation.

That means Hector Santiago will remain in the rotation. It's no surprise, as Axelrod has really struggled over his last six starts, posting a 9.32 ERA. He'll be used in long relief.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Dylan Axelrod surrendered seven runs on 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

It was another poor start for the right-hander, who fell to 3-6 and hasn't won a game since May 26. Along with the 11 hits, Axelrod walked two while striking out three. He now owns a 5.33 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 18 starts this season. The White Sox may not have many better options, but even owners in AL-only leagues can do better than Axelrod at this point.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 11:11:00 PM

Dylan Axelrod was absolutely destroyed in Friday’s loss to the Rays, surrendering five runs on nine hits in just 1 2/3 innings of work.

Axelrod struck out one in the game. He made it through the first inning unscathed, but all hell broke loose when the Rays batted around against him in the second frame. Back-to-back homers from Jose Molina and Kelly Johnson started the damage, and an RBI double by Wil Myers finally chased him from the game. He’ll look to get back on track when he takes on the Tigers in Detroit on Wednesday.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 10:44:00 PM

Dylan Axelrod allowed five runs -- four earned -- over six innings in a no-decision against the Twins on Tuesday.

Axelrod was actually somewhat fortunate to allow just the four earned runs, as he surrendered 10 hits and two walks on the night. The right-hander has hit a bit of a rough stretch, as he hasn't gotten a win since May 26. He'll try to correct that Sunday in Kansas City.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 12:26:00 AM

Dylan Axelrod was torched for six runs on eight hits over four innings in a no-decision Monday against the Blue Jays.

A 1:10 fog delay in the bottom of the third inning may have tweaked the youngster, as he had one of his worst starts to date. Toronto launched three homers off Axelrod, including two by Jose Bautista. Axelrod, who walked four and struck out just one, will take his 4.26 ERA into a much better matchup against the Astros this weekend. We'd bet that his recent control problems (nine walks in his last two starts) get ironed out against a feeble Houston lineup.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 02:31:00 AM

Dylan Axelrod went 5 1/3 scoreless innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Mariners.

Axelrod allowed six hits and walked five batters, throwing only 47 of his 93 pitches for strikes. But he operated well in situations that required damage control and was able to hold the M's scoreless. Axelrod has been steady in five straight outings but he doesn't dominate hitters and isn't the best mixed-league fantasy option. He'll get the Blue Jays next.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 08:44:00 PM

Dylan Axelrod took a tough loss after allowing two runs in seven innings and striking out seven A's on Friday.

Axelrod had won three straight starts, even though he wasn't pitching any better in that span than he did while opening the season 0-3 (his ERA actually increased from 4.17 to 4.21 during the streak). Tonight's start may have been his best of the year; his seven strikeouts were a season high and he went without walking a batter for the first time in his 11 starts.
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 12:59:00 AM

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