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Brewers announce pitcher coming from St. Louis in Axford trade

Jay Sorgi

Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers announce pitcher coming from St. Louis in Axford trade

CREATED Aug. 30, 2013

MILWAUKEE - The Brewers announced the player the St. Louis Cardinals are sending them to complete the John Axford trade, as they let one of the most beloved Milwaukee Brewers go to a new home.

The Brewers tweeted this news Friday morning.

 

Axford had 106 saves with a 3.35 ERA for Milwaukee.

He was known in Milwaukee for his changing facial hair, warmth with reporters and saving games during the team's 2011 playoff run.

He apparently didn't have to leave Pittsburgh when the Brewers left after winning their series over the Pirates.

Check out a photo gallery of John Axford's many looks and facial hair, from on the mound to goggles in playoff celebrations.

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