John Axford out as Brewers closer

Updated: July 17, 2012, 9:02 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- One day after his worst outing in a difficult season, John Axford lost his job as the Milwaukee Brewers' closer.

Manager Ron Roenicke said before Tuesday night's game against St. Louis that Francisco Rodriguez will be handling ninth-inning duties while Axford tries to get his confidence back in lower-pressure situations.

"It's always difficult when you're talking about a guy that we feel the way we do about Ax," Roenicke said. "We still remember what he did last year for ...

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