Indians get Axford...Twins keep Pelfrey...Braves can count Floyd in their rotation 12/18/13
December 18, 2013
UNDATED - The Cleveland Indians may have found their new closer after working out a one-year, $4.5 million contract with John Axford, pending a physical. Axford was traded to St. Louis last August after blowing six saves and losing his closer's job with Milwaukee. He had a 1.74 earned run average in 13 games for St. Louis, two years after saving 46 games for the Brewers.
The Indians have signed free agent pitcher Shaun Marcum to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Marcum was 1-10 with a 5.29 ERA for the Mets last season before undergoing shoulder surgery in July.