The Toronto Blue Jays They have traded Canadian pitcher John Axford to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash considerations, the team announced Monday.
Although the deadline for trades was Friday, Axford was can still be negotiated since he wasn’t on the Blue Jays’ 40-man roster.
Axford, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2018, was in his second season with the Blue Jays after signing a minor league contract on June 20.
The 38-year-old from Simcoe, Ontario, pitched nine games for the triple-A Buffalo Bisons allowing just two hits and one run with 14 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings.
Axford returns to the Brewers organization, where he led the National League in saves in 2011 at the age of 46.