Dylan Axelrod, a minor unsung hero of the 2011 Chicago White Sox, has made yet another comeback. Dylan Axelrod went from pitching with one south suburban semi-pro team to the pro team on the south side. While disappointments always show up this time of year as major league baseball teams teams trim their rosters to the 25-man Opening Day limit, Independent Baseball got a double dose of good news with two of its recent pitchers nailing down No. 5 starting roles in rotations.
Scott Kazmir has drawn so much of the attention because of his comeback with the Cleveland Indians, which started when he was with the Sugar Land (TX) Skeeters in the Atlantic League last season, but it is no less meaningful that Dylan Axelrod nailed down a starting role with the Chicago White Sox. It could even be argued that the Dylan Axelrod opportunity is much more impressive in that he came up without the resume of Kazmir, a former No. 1 draft choice who already has 66 major league victories.