Following his first start of the season, in which he pitched 4.1 innings and allowed two earned runs, Dylan Axelrod was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte by the Chicago White Sox. According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, Axelrod will be replaced by a relief pitcher for the doubleheader tomorrow:
@scottmerkin: Axelrod sent to Charlotte after the game. A reliever will take his place prior to DH start.
Axelrod has made three appearances this season for the White Sox. Over 7.2 innings, Axelrod has allowed three earned runs and has a 3.52 ERA. Last season, Axelrod started three times and put together a 1-0 record. In his four appearances last season, Axelrod struck out 19 batters and recorded a 2.89 ERA.
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