PHOENIX (AP) -- The Milwaukee Brewers have renewed the contract of closer John Axford.
The Brewers announced the move Saturday.
Axford set a team record with 46 saves last season and converted his last 43 chances in a row. He was 2-2 with a 1.95 ERA in 74 appearances to help the Brewers win the NL Central.
The 29-year-old Axford struck out 86 in 73 2-3 innings.
Milwaukee begins its exhibition season on Sunday against San Francisco.