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James Paxton | Starting Pitcher | #65

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/6/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (0) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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James Paxton (forearm) is hoping to rejoin the Mariners' rotation on May 31 against the Rockies.
Paxton threw 37 pitches Sunday in another successful bullpen session and is slated to make a rehab start with Double-A Arkansas on Friday. Assuming that goes well, he'll then be cleared to start against the Rockies. The left-hander has been on the shelf for nearly three weeks with a strained forearm. May 21 - 2:41 PM

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James Paxton (forearm) completed a 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.

Paxton said it went "great." The Mariners will put Paxton through another bullpen session on Sunday before shipping him off to Double-A Arkansas for a minor league rehab start. Paxton was off to a phenomenal start before his injury and the Mariners are desperate for rotation help with Felix Hernandez (shoulder), Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) and Drew Smyly (elbow) all on the disabled list.
May 18 - 7:37 PM

James Paxton (forearm) threw in the outfield on Wednesday.

Paxton is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday. Assuming that goes off without a hitch, he would then go out on a minor league rehab assignment. He may only need one rehab start before he is ready to rejoin the Mariners. Assuming no setbacks, he could potentially return to the team for their May 26-28 series against the Red Sox.
May 17 - 8:05 PM

James Paxton (forearm) is tentatively schedule to throw a bullpen session Wednesday or Thursday.

Mariners manager Scott Servais said the club got "great news" on Paxton, who played some light catch recently and apparently felt good. The left-hander obviously still has some hoops to jump through, but the hope is that he'll be ready to rejoin the rotation during the May 26-28 series against the Red Sox.
May 15 - 9:43 PM

The Mariners hope that James Paxton (forearm) will be ready to rejoin their rotation in two weeks during their road series in Boston.

Paxton played catch on Thursday, which was the first time he had thrown since he went on the disabled list with a strained left forearm. The left-hander's fantasy owners should get him back before the end of the month if all goes well, but obviously he still has a ways to go.
May 12 - 4:01 PM

James Paxton (forearm) will resume throwing Thursday.

Paxton got that clearance after a checkup with team doctors on Thursday afternoon. He was placed on the disabled list May 5, retroactive to May 3, with a Grade 1 strain of his left forearm. The current hope is that he can return to the Mariners' rotation by the end of this month.
May 11 - 3:45 PM

James Paxton (forearm) is scheduled to resume throwing later this week.

Paxton was placed on the disabled list May 5, retroactive to May 3, with a Grade 1 strain of his left forearm. The hope is he can return during the Mariners' next homestand, but the left-hander will obviously have to avoid setbacks to pull that off.
May 9 - 3:57 PM

Mariners placed LHP James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 3, with a left forearm strain.

Paxton apparently dealt with some soreness in each of his last two outings and again when he threw Thursday. The good news is it's a Grade 1 strain, and the hope is that he'll miss just two starts. Still, it's obviously a huge blow to the Mariners and Paxton's fantasy owners. It will be either Christian Bergman or Dillon Overton starting on Sunday.
May 5 - 5:05 PM

James Paxton allowed two runs - one earned - with five hits and five walks over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Angels.

The southpaw struck out six batters in the 105-pitch quality start. After posting a 3-0 record and 1.39 ERA in five outings in the month of April, he is showing no signs of letdown heading into May. He has six or more strikeouts in each of his past five outings and he has yet to serve up a homer in 37 2/3 innings this season.
May 3 - 2:43 AM

James Paxton notched nine punchouts and shut out the Tigers for seven innings to earn an 8-0 victory on Wednesday.

He gave up just four hits and one walk in the dominant effort. Paxton has been pitching like this all month, registering a cool 1.39 ERA with three wins and no losses through his first five starts. He has 39 strikeouts and six walks in 32 1/3 innings. Barring any rainouts along the way, he lines up for two starts next week in a dream scoring period for his owners.
Apr 26 - 11:30 PM

James Paxton turned in his first poor start of the season while taking a no-decision in Thursday's 9-6 loss to the A's, surrendering five runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Paxton entered Thursday's outing having not allowed a run in 21 innings (three starts). He started out against the A's in similar enough fashion, posting zeros over the first two innings. Adam Rosales and Ryon Healy would prove his nemesis, though, with both players picking RBI hits in a three-run third inning. The A's would score twice more in the fifth to drive Paxton from the mound. He finished his evening having struck out eight. The 28-year-old southpaw will carry a 1.78 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 35/5 K/BB ratio (25 1/3 innings) into a road start against the Tigers next time out as he tries his best to cope with having an ERA over 0.00.
Apr 21 - 1:19 AM

James Paxton yielded just two hits and a walk over eight scoreless frames while recording nine strikeouts in a victory against the Rangers on Saturday.

The southpaw is off to a hot start for the Mariners, allowing just eight hits with four walks and 22 strikeouts over 21 scoreless innings in three starts. Paxton's next scheduled start is set for Thursday in Oakland against an A's offense averaging 3.83 runs per game.
Apr 16 - 1:41 AM

James Paxton threw seven scoreless innings Monday in the Mariners' 6-0 defeat of the Astros.

Paxton carved up a dangerous Houston batting order with relative ease, yielding only four hits and two walks while striking out eight. He has yet to allow a run through two starts this season, and he's rocking a 0.69 WHIP with 13 strikeouts in 13 innings. If the 28-year-old left-hander can stay healthy, he can be a front-line fantasy starter in 2017. A home start against the Rangers is next.
Apr 10 - 8:30 PM

James Paxton fired six shutout innings and allowed just two hits but was left without a decision in an extra-inning loss against the Astros on Wednesday.

He left the contest with a 2-0 lead after throwing 100 pitches in six frames but that advantage quickly disappeared the next inning. Paxton recorded five strikeouts against just one walk in addition to the two hits. He lines up to face the Astros again on Monday followed by the Rangers on Sunday in a two-start week.
Apr 6 - 12:42 AM

James Paxton held the Rockies scoreless for three innings in his final spring tune-up on Friday.

He gave up three hits and a walk while punching out four to wrap up his tour of the Cactus League in style. He finishes with a 3.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 12 innings. Paxton yielded a 3.79 ERA in 20 starts for the Mariners last year, along with an excellent 117/24 strikeout to walk ratio in 121 innings pitched.
Apr 1 - 1:22 AM

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