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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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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

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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

James Paxton (shoulder) is expected to be ready for a simulated game next week.

He threw on flat ground Wednesday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday before being cleared to face hitters. Paxton is tracking toward a rehab assignment sometime around the All-Star break, with a return before the end of the month looking likely.
Jul 2 - 12:58 PM

James Paxton (shoulder) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Monday.

Paxton, who is currently working his way back from shoulder inflammation, had his first bullpen session on Friday. He's scheduled to throw another one in four days before pitching a simulated game. The Mariners could clear him for a minor league rehab assignment from there, setting up his return early in the second half.
Jun 30 - 4:54 PM

James Paxton (shoulder) threw a successful 25-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

He continues to progress in his recovery from a shoulder issue and is scheduled to throw again in three days. Barring any setbacks, he should rejoin the Mariners rotation around the All-Star break.
Jun 27 - 8:18 PM

James Paxton (shoulder) will throw a 20-25 pitch bullpen session Friday.

It will be the first time he's thrown from the bump since he had a setback during his first rehab start a month ago. Paxton is likely another 2-3 weeks away from a return, so it will be close as to whether he'll make it back before the All-Star break.
Jun 23 - 6:40 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday that James Paxton (shoulder) is about 3-4 weeks away from a full recovery.

Paxton went on the disabled list back in early April with a strained lat but has more recently been nursing left shoulder inflammation. He resumed throwing on flat ground a week ago but has yet to be cleared to throw from a mound. The left-hander might not rejoin the Mariners' rotation before the All-Star break.
Jun 16 - 6:36 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Tuesday that James Paxton (shoulder) won't be throwing off a mound "anytime soon."

Paxton resumed throwing on flat ground a few days ago but isn't ready to testing things out from the bump yet. The left-hander originally went on the disabled list back in early April with a strained lat but has more recently been nursing left shoulder inflammation. It doesn't sound like he'll make it back before the end of the month.
Jun 10 - 7:22 PM

Mariners transferred LHP James Paxton from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It was a procedural move to open up a 40-man roster spot. Paxton has been out since early April with lat and shoulder issues, and probably won't be an option for the Mariners' rotation until the end of this month.
Jun 9 - 12:18 PM

James Paxton (shoulder) will resume throwing on Monday.

Paxton has been shut down for a little over a week due to a left shoulder inflammation, but he's ready to pick up a ball again. The Mariners will take it slowly with him, so don't expect the southpaw to rejoin the rotation anytime soon.
Jun 6 - 3:48 PM

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