Brewers trade John Axford
Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MILWAUKEE - One of the most beloved Milwaukee Brewers has 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.
Melvin said Axford was "a little caught off-guard" when Melvin called him about the trade last night.— Todd Rosiak (@Todd_Rosiak) August 30, 2013
Check out a photo gallery of John Axford's many looks and facial hair, from on the mound to goggles in playoff celebrations.