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James Paxton | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Mariners optioned LHP James Paxton to Triple-A Tacoma.
Don't worry, Paxton will rejoin the rotation on September 2 after rosters expand. Wednesday's starter, Erasmo Ramirez, is replacing Paxton on the roster. Aug 27 - 2:13 PM

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James Paxton delivered 6 2/3 shutout innings in Tuesday’s victory over the Rangers.

The left-hander surrendered only four hits -- all of them singles -- while walking three and striking out four. Paxton suffered his first career loss last time out. No matter: He now has a 1.91 career ERA in 10 starts. Paxton will carry a 4-1 record, 1.83 ERA, and 1.09 WHIP into his next start against the A's in Oakland.
Aug 27 - 1:07 AM

James Paxton allowed four runs -- one earned -- over four innings Wednesday in a loss to the Phillies.

It was the first career loss for Paxton, who hurt himself with a costly throwing error in the fourth inning -- which became a three-run frame for the host Phillies. The left-hander surrendered seven hits and walked two. He'll carry a 3-1 record, 2.20 ERA, and 1.10 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Rangers.
Aug 20 - 4:13 PM

James Paxton delivered six strong innings in Friday’s victory over the Tigers, allowing just one run on five hits in the process.

Paxton walked just one and punched out a pair in the contest. The young left-hander has been outstanding through his first 28 2/3 innings on the season, compiling a 3-0 record, 2.20 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 24/6 K/BB ratio. He should be owned and started in all mixed leagues for next week’s start against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Aug 15 - 10:04 PM

James Paxton allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the White Sox.

After lasting 4 1/3 innings last week in his return to the Mariners rotation, Paxton was able to work into the seventh tonight and probably could have finished the inning had the Mariners let him; he was at just 77 pitches when he was removed. He allowed six hits, walked none and struck out four in the strong performance. Paxton gets the Tigers on the road next time out, which isn't a great matchup. But if he comes through that one OK, he'd make for a decent play in mixed leagues afterwards.
Aug 10 - 12:29 AM

James Paxton allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings on Saturday against the Orioles.

It's been a long, long time since Paxton stepped onto the MLB rubber. He had been out since April 8th with a strained lat. In his return, he struck out five, walked three and allowed four hits. While he didn't go deep enough in the game to pick up the victory, he was victorious in each of his first two starts on the season, posting a 2.25 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 13/2 K/BB ratio over 12 innings.
Aug 2 - 11:20 PM

Mariners activated LHP James Paxton from the 60-day disabled list.

The young southpaw has been on the shelf since April 8 due to a strained lat. He will rejoin the Mariners rotation on Saturday when he does battle against the Orioles. He was victorious in each of his first two starts on the season, posting a 2.25 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and 13/2 K/BB ratio over 12 innings.
Aug 2 - 2:34 PM

James Paxton (lat) threw a 45-pitch bullpen session Wednesday and is on track to rejoin the Mariners rotation on Saturday.

"I was throwing all my pitches where I wanted to throw them today, my mechanics felt smooth, everything was coming out at the right time. It felt good," Paxton said after the session. The left-hander hasn't pitched since April 8 due to a strained lat. He may have some rust early, but Paxton was pitching well early and could be a valuable contributor for the M's down the stretch.
Jul 30 - 8:03 PM

James Paxton (lat) threw 4 1/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in his final rehab start at Triple-A Tacoma.

Paxton gave up six hits and walked three, but the most important thing is that he was pain-free. The left-hander is expected to rejoin the Mariners' starting rotation on August 2 in Baltimore and could hold considerable fantasy value down the stretch. He had a 2.25 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and 13/2 K/BB ratio over his first 12 innings (two starts) this season before straining his lat in early April.
Jul 28 - 11:56 AM

James Paxton (lat) is on track to rejoin the Mariners' rotation on August 2 in Baltimore.

Paxton will make what is expected to be his final rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Tacoma. He'll throw 75-80 pitches in the outing and should be activated next weekend if all goes well. The left-hander has been on the shelf since early April with a strained left lat.
Jul 27 - 11:39 AM

James Paxton (lat) is expected to rejoin the Mariners' rotation within the next two weeks.

Paxton resumed a rehab assignment with Low-A Everett on Thursday and will make his next start on Tuesday at Triple-A Tacoma. He'll throw 60 pitches in that outing and then get up to 75 pitches on July 27 in his next start. Paxton could be ready to rejoin the Mariners after that. "The ball was coming out really well," Paxton said of his outing Thursday. "No pain at all, so that was great. I’m finally getting some of that feel back for my pitches. I had that adrenaline jump, and I was kind of all over the place."
Jul 20 - 11:26 AM

James Paxton (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Saturday, and if all goes well he'll make his next minor league rehab start on Tuesday with Triple-A Tacoma.

Paxton is slowly building up his arm strength and rounding back into game shape. He has been out since early April due to his shoulder woes, and the team will continue to take things cautiously with their prized young southpaw.
Jul 18 - 7:05 PM

James Paxton (shoulder) is expected to begin a rehab assignment Thursday at Low-A Everett.

Paxton has been out since early April with a shoulder problem and will likely be asked to make several minor league rehab starts. The 25-year-old left-hander had an outstanding 2.25 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and 13/2 K/BB ratio over his first 12 innings (two starts) this season and should be a valuable fantasy starter down the stretch.
Jul 12 - 6:27 PM

James Paxton (shoulder) will throw a 50-pitch simulated game on Saturday.

Paxton came out of a 31-pitch simulated game on Tuesday with no issues. If he gets through Saturday's sim game without any hiccups, he could conceivably be cleared for a rehab assignment. Paxton has been out since early April with shoulder issues.
Jul 8 - 6:58 PM

James Paxton (shoulder) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

Paxton said he "felt great" during a 52-pitch bullpen session Friday, clearing the way for him to face hitters for the first time since experiencing a setback. There's no timetable for the left-hander's return, but late July/early August seems about right.
Jul 4 - 4:49 PM

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