The 28-year-old slugger could be available this winter for teams looking for a power bat.
The Rockies designating Axford for assignment was one of the more surprising moves Friday night.
The Pirates listening to offers for Neil Walker, a possible Bronson Arroyo return, the Reds looking to move Aroldis Chapman within the next few weeks and more in our roundup.
Several teams are expected to be big spenders, and others won't be too far behind that, as the winter spending season is just getting under way now.
The Pirates were eliminated from the postseason in the NL wild-card game Wednesday night. They won 98 games in the regular season but are still looking to get over the hump in the postseason.
The Cubs will start Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber in the corner outfield spots in Wednesday's NL Wild Card game.
Here are the rosters for the NL wild card game. No other players can appear in the game, but the roster can change for the winning team before next round.
The visiting Cubs send Jake Arrieta to the hill against the home Pirates and Gerrit Cole. Let's break it down.
Corey Dickerson, Michael Conforto and Corey Seager are among the best Week 25 borderline options for Fantasy survivors, Scott White says.
The Pirates have lost Jung Ho Kang to a "serious" knee injury. Here are five things to know about the injury and what it means for the team.

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