Mariners and LHP James Paxton avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.35 million contract.
James Paxton allowed three earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a win over the Astros.
James Paxton pitched seven innings of one-run ball to beat the Twins on Friday.
James Paxton took a loss to the Astros on Saturday despite allowing just two runs in seven innings.
James Paxton delivered a strong start in Sunday's no-decision against the Athletics, allowing two runs on five hits over his six frames.
James Paxton was up-and-down in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers, striking out eight while allowing six runs (four earned) over 4 1/3 innings.
The Mariners will push James Paxton's next start back to Tuesday, giving him an extra day for his fingernail to heal.
James Paxton applied nail-hardener to his left middle finger late Tuesday and said it should allow him to take his next turn in the Mariners' rotation.
James Paxton (finger) expects to take his next turn in the Mariners' rotation.
James Paxton tore the fingernail off his left middle finger during his start Tuesday at Texas.
Mariners activated LHP James Paxton from the 15-day disabled list.
James Paxton (elbow) is expected to rejoin the Mariners' rotation on Thursday versus the White Sox.
James Paxton (elbow) felt good after Thursday's bullpen session.
James Paxton (elbow) plans to throw a bullpen session Thursday.