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James Paxton | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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James Paxton (forearm) will throw his first bullpen session of the spring on Friday.
Paxton injured both of his forearms in an awkward fall during an agility drill in mid-February, but it was never a major concern and he's feeling better now. While he's a bit behind the other pitchers in camp, he should still have enough time to get ready for the season. The southpaw posted a 3.04 ERA with 59/29 K/BB ratio in 74 innings across 13 starts last season and makes for an interesting late-round target in mixed fantasy leagues. Mar 4 - 10:22 AM

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James Paxton (forearm) will long toss on Tuesday and reportedly feels fantastic, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.

Paxton, who injured his forearms in an awkward fall during an agility drill in February, is being used cautiously by the Mariners. He could throw a bullpen on Friday, which will allow the Mariners to get a better feel for where he's at. Paxton believes he has plenty of time to get ready for the regular season. The lefty impressed in 13 starts last season, posting a 3.04 ERA with a 59/29 K/BB ratio in 74 innings.
Mar 3 - 10:20 AM

James Paxton (forearm) is expected to throw his first bullpen session of the spring on Tuesday.

Paxton fell awkwardly on both of his arms during one of the first workouts of Mariners camp and has been taking it easy for the past couple of weeks. The left-hander should be 100 percent by the beginning of the 2015 regular season. He owns a shiny 2.66 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 80/36 K/BB ratio in 98 career major league innings.
Mar 2 - 10:25 AM

James Paxton (forearm) is scheduled to play catch on Monday.

The Mariners are taking things very cautiously with Paxton this spring, and will build him up to throwing bullpen sessions. Their goal is to get him up to throwing five inning starts before the end of the Cactus League schedule.
Feb 28 - 11:31 AM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Tuesday that James Paxton (forearm) is expected to resume full throwing workouts early next week.

Paxton has been held out of workouts since landing awkwardly on both of his forearms last week during an agility drill. He's fine, but the Mariners are just being cautious early in camp.
Feb 24 - 10:26 AM

James Paxton was held out of workouts Monday after landing awkwardly on both of his forearms last week during an agility drill.

The Mariners don't seem overly concerned and Paxton has plenty of time to catch back up with the other starters in camp. The 26-year-old southpaw boasts a 2.66 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 80/36 K/BB ratio in 98 career major league innings. He's a lock for a rotation spot and should carry considerable fantasy value.
Feb 23 - 12:13 PM

James Paxton yielded one run in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Angels.

Paxton shook off his horrible outing Monday (9 R, 8 ER in 2 2/3 IP versus Toronto) and came one out shy of his sixth quality start in his last seven outings. He ended up going 6-4 with a 3.04 ERA in 13 starts after missing most of the first four months with a strained lat. The Mariners likely will start him in the ALDS if they advance.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 01:22:00 AM

James Paxton was torched for nine runs -- eight earned -- in 2 2/3 innings by the Blue Jays on Monday.

Ouch, ouch, ouch. Paxton had allowed a total of 15 earned runs in 11 starts coming into this one. He hadn't walked more than three in any of those outings. His season high was seven hits allowed. Tonight, he walked six and still gave up seven hits while retiring just eight batters. Hopefully, it was an isolated incident. He should still be worth using this weekend against the Angels, unless the Mariners have been eliminated from playoff contention.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:06:00 PM

James Paxton worked 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs in Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

Paxton matched Angels starter C.J. Wilson frame by scoreless frame until the seventh, when everything unraveled, though it looked worse on the box score than it was in reality. The left-hander induced a pop out in foul territory from Albert Pujols and then yielded a pair of singles. A throwing error allowed a run in and left a runner on second, so Paxton intentionally walked Erick Aybar. He got Chris Iannetta looking, but then Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon inserted Danny Farquhar. The reliever promptly gave up a homer. Paxton might forgive McClendon for not allowing him to clean his own mess, as the skipper has had kind words to say about Paxton recently, including calling him "the glue to this rotation." Paxton (6-3, 2.03 ERA) pitches north of the border in Toronto on Monday.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 01:00:00 AM

James Paxton yielded two runs -- one earned -- in six innings Friday in a win over the A's.

Paxton struck out eight in improving to 6-2 on the year. He walked three, but that wasn't much of an issue against a punchless A's lineup. Oakland ended up with six hits on the night, none of which went for extra bases.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 02:17:00 AM

James Paxton held the Rangers to one run over six innings but took a tough-luck loss on Sunday.

Paxton held the Rangers off the board until the sixth inning, when Leonys Martin singled and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly. It was the only run Paxton would allow, but it was all the Rangers would need to top the Mariners. The loss dropped Paxton to 5-2 with a 1.87 ERA in nine starts. He'll look for some more run support when he faces the Athletics on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 08:04:00 PM

In his return to the rotation, James Paxton worked 7 2/3 innings and allowed two runs in Tuesday's win against the A's.

Paxton never really left. He was optioned to the minors late last month in a procedural move to sneak Erasmo Ramirez onto the roster before they expanded. Paxton very nearly worked seven-plus shutout innings, but he left the eighth frame with a pair of runners aboard and Yoervis Medina allowed both to score. The young left-hander came into the evening with a spectacular 7-1 record and 1.71 ERA in 11 career major league starts. He's criminally under-owned in fantasy at the moment, an injustice you should help rectify if he's still languishing on your waiver wire. Paxton travels to Texas on Sunday.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 01:02:00 AM

Mariners recalled LHP James Paxton from Triple-A Tacoma.

Paxton will rejoin the rotation on Tuesday against the A's. The young left-hander boasts a 1.65 ERA over five starts since returning from the disabled list and should immediately be inserted back into fantasy lineups.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 06:04:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 02:13:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 01:07:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
3John Baker
4John Hicks
5Steven Baron
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
2Shawn O'Malley
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3Ketel Marte
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
3Carlos Rivero
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Rickie Weeks
3Stefen Romero
4Endy Chavez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Seth Smith
2Justin Ruggiano
3James Jones
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Roenis Elias
6Taijuan Walker
7Erasmo Ramirez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Dominic Leone
7David Rollins
8Carson Smith
9Lucas Luetge
10Mayckol Guaipe
11Edgar Olmos
12Mike Kickham
13Mark Lowe
14Justin Germano
15Rafael Perez