The Chicago White Sox have traded right-handed pitcher Dylan Axelrod to the Cincinnati Reds organization for an “as-yet unknown return” according to MLB Trade Rumors and a tweet from the Charlotte Knights.
In the tweet by the Knights it states:
— Charlotte Knights (@KnightsBaseball) July 17, 2014
Axelrod has a 7-13 overall record in his 48 games played in the Majors, all with the White Sox. In those 48 games, Axelrod has 30 starts.
His career ERA is 5.36 with 118 earned runs and 73 walks in 198.0 innings pitched.
In his last season at the MLB level in ’13, Axelrod finished with a 5.68 ERA in 30 games (20 starts) where he pitched 128.1 innings. That season he finished with 73 strikeouts ad allowed 81 earned runs.
With the Knights this season he is 6-7 with a 4.50 ERA in 88 innings pitched (18 games, 16 starts). Axelrod does have 76 strikeouts, but has walked 36 batters and allowed nine home runs with Charlotte.
The White Sox probably won’t get much for the 28-year old Axelrod, but maybe this is a chance for him to get a fresh start to turnaround his career.