Axelrod to start Saturday
The Reds announced Friday that RHP Dylan Axelrod will be called up from Triple-A Louisville to start vs. the Rockies on Saturday in place of Homer Bailey. No official transaction was completed to make room for Axelrod on the 40-man roster yet. That will likely come Saturday.
Axelrod, 29, appeared in 48 games – with 30 starts – for the White Sox from 2011-13 and had a 5.36 ERA. The Reds purchased him from Chicago on July 17. He is 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA in five starts since joining the Bats and worked a two-hit shutout to defeat Rochester on Aug. 5. On Monday, Axelrod worked 7 2/3 innings with four runs allowed for a win vs. Scranton-Wilkes Barre.
Assigned No. 40, Axelrod has yet to arrive in Denver.