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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 (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

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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

James Paxton (shoulder) remains shut down.

The Mariners were hoping Paxton would be shut down for 5-7 days after being diagnosed with left shoulder inflammation, but it's been a week and he's not ready to throw yet. The club did say that southpaw is progressing, but he's obviously not close to rejoining the rotation.
Jun 4 - 10:54 AM

James Paxton (lat) has been shut down after an MRI revealed left shoulder inflammation.

The hope is that he'll only be shut down for 5-7 days, but it's not a given. Paxton, who is coming back from a strained lat, developed tightness in his triceps area following his first rehab start over the weekend. He had been hoping to return next week but now can be considered out indefinitely.
May 27 - 10:21 PM

James Paxton (lat, triceps) will be examined by the Mariners' team doctor Tuesday.

Paxton dealt with tightness in his left triceps during his rehab start over the weekend and was still feeling tight Tuesday, preventing him from a scheduled game of catch. The M's will make a determination on his next step after Tuesday's exam. Paxton had been shooting to rejoin Seattle's rotation next week, but that's not going to happen.
May 27 - 6:34 PM

James Paxton (lat, triceps) will play catch on Tuesday.

The Mariners are slowing Paxton down a bit after he dealt with some left triceps tightness following his first rehab start on Saturday. It's not expected to be a major setback, but it will delay his return a bit.
May 26 - 8:47 PM

James Paxton (lat) dealt with some tightness in his left triceps after Saturday's rehab start with Triple-A Tacoma.

It's not viewed as a big deal, though, with Paxton calling the tightness "typical." The left-hander struck out five while allowing three runs -- two earned -- over three innings in the outing. Paxton will make at least one more rehab start before rejoining the Mariners' rotation in early June.
May 25 - 2:40 PM

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2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
CF1James Jones
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Michael Saunders
2Logan Morrison
DH1Corey Hart
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S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Roenis Elias
5Chris Young
6Blake Beavan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Joe Beimel
7Dominic Leone
8Brandon Maurer
9Lucas Luetge