John Axford knows how to make a good first impression.
The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed the 31-year-old reliever off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, and Axford was quick to greet his new fanbase with a hello they would really appreciate.[tweet https://twitter.com/JohnAxford/statuses/500074320992145408 align=’center’]
Axford, who will soon trade in his pirate’s uniform for a Pirates uniform, also sent out a sincere goodbye to Cleveland.[tweet https://twitter.com/JohnAxford/statuses/500095530840915968 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/JohnAxford/statuses/500096302966145025 align=’center’]
Axford joined the Tribe this season, posting a 3.92 ERA with 10 saves and 51 strikeouts to go along with 30 walks in 43 2/3 innings.