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Pirates add John Axford to roster

Updated: August 15, 2014, 7:49 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have put right-hander Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle and activated right-handed reliever John Axford.

The Pirates made the moves before Friday night's game at Washington.

Pittsburgh claimed Axford off waivers Thursday from the Cleveland Indians. The 31-year-old was 2-3 with 10 saves and a 3.92 ERA in 49 games this season for the Indians.

For his career, Axford is 24-22 with 116 saves and a ...

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