Axford (shoulder) fired a scoreless inning for Triple-A Nashville in Thursday's 13-3 win over Fresno, recording a strikeout.

Axford has looked excellent in three rehab appearances, giving up just two hits over 3.1 scoreless innings while notching four strikeouts. As per Jane Lee of MLB.com, Thursday's outing was slated to be the 34-year-old's final outing with the Sounds. If his Triple-A performances are any indication, he appears ready to face big-league bats for the first time in 2017.

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