Free agent reliever John Axford has interest from four teams, one of which is the Blue Jays, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Axford hails from Ontario, Canada so a deal with the Jays would be a homecoming of sorts.
Axford, 31, spent most of his 2014 season with the Indians. He struggled early and was removed from the closer’s role in May. In August, the Pirates selected him off waivers. Overall, Axford finished with a 3.95 ERA and a 63/36 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings.