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Dylan Axelrod | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds sent RHP Dylan Axelrod outright to Triple-A Louisville.
Axelrod had already been optioned a couple weeks ago, and now he's off the 40-man roster. He's cleared waivers, though, and will remain in the organization as rotation depth. Apr 3 - 8:19 AM

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Reds optioned RHP Dylan Axelrod to Triple-A Louisville.

Axelrod had allowed four runs -- one earned -- in three appearances this spring in the Cactus League. The 29-year-old righty should make it to Cincinnati at some point this season, either as a starter or reliever.
Mar 16 - 11:57 AM

Dylan Axelrod struck out one in a scoreless inning in his return to action Saturday.

It had been thought that he was done for the season due to a strained oblique, but Axelrod was obviously feeling good enough to make one final appearance. He ended up earning the victory following a scoreless top of the 10th inning versus the Reds after Ramon Santiago slugged a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the frame.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:54:00 AM

Dylan Axelrod (oblique) is not expected to return this season.

It's no surprise, as Axelrod suffered a strained oblique a week ago and it's an injury that usually takes multiple weeks to recover from "The oblique injury is significant enough that I'm not optimistic that we'll see him the rest of the season," Reds manager Bryan Price said. Axelrod pitched well in his brief time with Cincy, posting a 3.12 ERA and 19/4 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 frames.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 10:23:00 AM

Dylan Axelrod left Monday's start versus the Cardinals in the first inning with a strained right oblique.

Axelrod tweaked the oblique on his seventh pitch of the game and exited without trying a practice toss. With just a couple weeks left in the season, he seems unlikely to make it back. It's not a big deal for the Reds with rosters expanded, but it's a bummer for Axelrod, who was trying to make an impression and had pitched well to this point.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 07:36:00 PM

Dylan Axelrod left Monday's start versus the Cardinals in the first inning with an undisclosed injury.

Axelrod appeared to tweak something in his hip area or possibly his oblique while delivering his seventh pitch of the game. He walked off the mound with the trainer without throwing a warm-up pitch. The Reds will update his status shortly. David Holmberg took Axelrod's spot on the mound.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 07:18:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 04:29:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 11:27:00 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
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 08:04:00 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.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 04:03:00 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.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 03:48:00 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.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 01:17:00 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.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 03:54:00 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.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 02:28:00 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.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 03:04:00 PM

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SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
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LF1Marlon Byrd
CF1Billy Hamilton
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