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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 struggled in Thursday's loss to the Rangers, allowing two runs on four hits and a pair of walks over 3 2/3 innings.
The left-hander struck out four on the night, needing 73 pitches to get 11 outs. All of the damage done against him came in the first inning on a two-run double by Carlos Gomez. Paxton will carry a 3.03 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into his final start of the season on Tuesday against the Athletics in Oakland. Sep 22 - 1:05 AM

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James Paxton allowed three runs in a brief 1 1/3 inning start and took a loss against the Astros on Friday.

He was activated from the disabled list earlier in the day and was on a 50 pitch limit and hit it exactly. He got off to a wild start, with two walks and two wild pitches contributing to three runs scoring in the first frame. Paxton will be stretched out further in his next start but it will be tough to trust the Mariners' ace in the fantasy playoffs. For the season he is 12-4 with a 2.98 ERA in 21 starts. He has an excellent 138:35 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 121 innings.
Sep 16 - 12:19 AM

Mariners activated LHP James Paxton from the 10-day disabled list.

Paxton will rejoin the Mariners' rotation Friday in Houston. He'll be limited to around 50 pitches, making him a sketchy fantasy starts in a tough matchup even as he holds a 0.45 ERA in three starts versus the Astros this season and a 2.78 ERA overall.
Sep 15 - 3:09 PM

James Paxton (pectoral) will rejoin the Mariners' rotation on Friday in Houston.

It's not an ideal opponent to come back against, especially since Paxton isn't all the way stretched out yet and will be limited to around 50 pitches Friday. Still, fantasy owners will be happy to have the left-hander back. Paxton boasts a 2.78 ERA and 138/33 K/BB ratio across 119 2/3 innings in his 20 starts this season.
Sep 10 - 1:43 PM

James Paxton (pectoral) will return to the Mariners' rotation next week against the Rangers.

Paxton made it through a 40-pitch simulated game on Friday without any issue. He'll throw a bullpen session in a couple of days and barring any setbacks there will be cleared to return. The 28-year-old owns an outstanding 2.78 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 138/33 K/BB ratio across 119 2/3 innings in his 20 starts this season.
Sep 8 - 6:42 PM

James Paxton (pectoral) threw another bullpen session on Tuesday.

Paxton will now advance to a simulated game this weekend and he could potentially return to the Mariners' rotation next week, though manager Scott Servais noted Tuesday that the left-hander probably won't be able to work very deep into games out of the gate. Paxton has been sidelined since August 11 with a strained left pectoral muscle.
Sep 5 - 7:30 PM

James Paxton threw 27 pitches Saturday in his first bullpen session since suffering a strained pectoral muscle Aug. 10.

"I had no pain," Paxton said. "No issues with my pec. It was a positive step in the right direction. The timing was a little bit off, but that’s to be expected." Paxton will throw another bullpen Tuesday and then do a simulated game on Sept. 9.
Sep 2 - 7:03 PM

James Paxton (pectoral) will throw a bullpen session over the weekend.

Paxton hasn't stepped atop a mound since he suffered a strained left pectoral muscle on August 10. He still has a number of big hurdles to clear in his rehab, but the Mariners might get two or three starts out of the 28-year-old southpaw before the end of the regular season.
Aug 30 - 1:17 PM

James Paxton (pectoral) is about a week away from resuming throwing off a mound.

Paxton played catch without issue on Thursday but still needs a little time before he's ready to toss from the bump. He figures to need at least one rehab start before returning, so the left-hander doesn't figure to make it back before mid-September even in a best-case scenario.
Aug 25 - 4:02 PM

James Paxton (pectoral) will play catch Wednesday.

He had been hoping to play catch this past weekend, but it sounds like he's a tad behind schedule. Paxton -- who strained his left pectoral in a start 11 days ago -- will need to progress from playing catch to bullpen sessions to facing hitters and then maybe go out on a short rehab assignment before rejoining the Mariners' rotation. In other words, it will be a little while, but Wednesday is a nice step.
Aug 21 - 4:20 PM

James Paxton (pectoral) hopes to begin playing catch this weekend.

Paxton remains in shutdown mode with a strained left pectoral muscle, but he told reporters Tuesday that he's feeling much better and he has a check-up exam scheduled for this Friday in Seattle. We should have a clearer picture about his timetable by Saturday. Paxton hit the disabled list on August 11 with a stellar 12-3 record, 2.78 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 138/33 K/BB ratio in 119 2/3 innings this season. The 28-year-old southpaw also missed time in May with a forearm strain.
Aug 16 - 9:01 AM

James Paxton will be examined Tuesday to see how his strained left pectoral muscle is coming along.

Paxton said Monday that he feels good, but he hasn't done any throwing since he was injured last Thursday. The initial prognosis was that he would be sidelined for at least three weeks. We might have a more exact timetable after Tuesday's exam.
Aug 14 - 7:46 PM

Mariners placed LHP James Paxton on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left pectoral muscle.

Paxton is expected to be sidelined for at least three weeks. The injury occurred during the seventh inning of Thursday's start against the Angels. It's a tough blow for the Mariners and for fantasy owners alike as Paxton has been outstanding this season, compiling a 12-3 record, 2.78 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 138/33 K/BB ratio across 119 2/3 innings.
Aug 11 - 6:46 PM

James Paxton was lifted from Thursday's start against the Angels due to a left pectoral strain.

Paxton was seen rubbing his upper left chest with one out in the seventh inning, after which he trotted off with the trainer. Prior to exiting stage left, he had allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings. He will be reevaluated on Friday.
Aug 11 - 12:25 AM

James Paxton held the Royals to two runs and four hits in six innings to win Friday.

Paxton, the AL Pitcher of the Month for July, has won seven straight starts now. He's struck out at least seven in the last six of those, and he's sitting at 132 strikeouts in 113 1/3 innings for the season. If he can stay healthy, he'll remain one of the league's very best.
Aug 5 - 12:02 AM

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