John Axford finalizes 1-year deal
CLEVELAND -- John Axford had other choices where he could pitch next season. The Indians closed the deal.
Axford, who had 46 saves for Milwaukee in 2011 but lost his closer's job last season and was traded to St. Louis, finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract Thursday and will close for Cleveland in 2014.
The 30-year-old Axford had other teams interested in signing him, but he decided to join the Indians because of their turnaround in 2013, a strong clubhouse and manager Terry ...
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