Mar 9, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Axelrod (33) throws against the Oakland Athletics at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox trade Dylan Axelrod to Cincinnati Reds

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:

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.

Also on Thursday the White Sox signed Chien-Ming Wang.

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  • metalhead65

    another all star move by jocketty sure to put the reds over the top! when we he realize these losers are not going to revitalize their careers just because they come to the reds? there is a reason they are available to be signed or traded and that is they suck!!! if they were any good their teams would not let them go for nothing. he should just go with the kids they have in the minors and see what they have instead of paying these losers. they do not have major league experience but how do you get it without playing in the majors? they can’t be any worse than these guys. I don’t care if it’s for minor league depth the guy still sucks!

    • Defiant Fiandt

      Yeah, there’s nothing to revitalize when it comes to Axelrod. He has the worst stuff I’ve ever seen in the major leagues. I feel like I could go out and slap a couple singles off him when I watch him pitch. Somehow he had a few good starts when first called up, otherwise his numbers would be even worse. The only way he got through five was if the batters hit line drives at fielders.

  • bjerryberg

    Reds may trade him back for Adam Dunn.