James Paxton 65 | Pitcher

Seattle Mariners

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Thu. July 31, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Paxton will start Saturday's game in Baltimore, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports. Impact: As expected, Paxton will make his first appearance in the majors since April 8. He draws a tough opponent at a hitter-friendly stadium, but his skill-set is intriguing, and he'll call Safeco Field his home. Having thrown 78 pitches in his third and final rehab start Sunday, Paxton could perhaps near the 100-pitch threshold Saturday in Baltimore.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 30, 2014
News: Paxton (back) was upbeat after completing his bullpen session Wednesday, and is the likely starter for Saturday's game in Baltimore, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports. Impact: The Mariners have yet to name Saturday's starter, but all signs point to Paxton after he emerged feeling great after Wednesday's session. He last pitched for the Mariners on April 8, and has a 2.25 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 12 innings on the season, making him worth a flier in 12-team leagues.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 29, 2014
News: Paxton (back) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday in Cleveland and is "a possibility" to start Saturday's game against the Orioles, MLB.com reports. Impact: Paxton threw 78 pitches in his third rehab start Sunday and appears very close to making his return to Seattle. Assuming Wednesday's session goes well, he's a distinct possibility to fill the open spot in the rotation Saturday. Shut down since May, Paxton has thrown only 12.0 innings in the majors this season.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 28, 2014
News: Paxton's (back) rehab start went well on Sunday and he could join the rotation again on Saturday, The Seattle Times reports. Impact: Paxton threw 78 pitches in his third rehab start and got the opportunity to face 20 batters. He tossed first-pitch strikes to 11 of those 20 batters and was executing his pitches very well, tossing his fastball in the mid-90s and his cutter in the upper-80s. Paxton's return could allow a decent late-season pickup for starting rotations despite him having had just two starts and 12 innings pitched on the year.(RotoWire, )
July 27, 2014
News: Paxton (back) could rejoin the Mariners' rotation Saturday if his Sunday rehab start goes well, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports. Impact: Paxton has just two starts -in April - under his belt this season, but the left-hander appears close to a return. He'll throw 75-to-80 pitches Sunday afternoon, and barring any setbacks, he could be in line to start as early as next Saturday against the Orioles. The 25-year-old could be a sneaky pickup for fantasy owners in need of late-season pitching help.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 26, 2014
News: Paxton (back) is expected to throw 75-80 pitches in his rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday, and he will then accompany the big-league club on its road trip next week, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Impact: The 25-year-old's back didn't present any issues in his first start for Tacoma on Tuesday, and thus the training staff cleared him to increase his workload to 80 or so pitches Sunday. Nothing's official, but the fact that Paxton will travel with the team next week suggests his next outing could very well come with the major league club. On regular rest, Paxton would be lined up to start next Friday's series opener in Baltimore.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Paxton (back) is slated to pitch another rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Tacoma, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Impact: Paxton reported that he emerged OK from a three-inning appearance at the affiliate Tuesday, during which he allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and one walk to go with four strikeouts in three frames. As he embarks on the final stages of his recovery from an inflamed left shoulder, a number of moving parts must line up correctly for him to land in the Mariners' rotation. However, a spot start is all but assured at some point before season's end.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 22, 2014
News: Paxton (back) still get at least one more start at Triple-A Tacoma after Tuesday's outing, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports. Impact: After missing more than three months with the back ailment, Paxton will be brought along slowly before the Mariners feel comfortable bringing him back into the rotation. He likely will replace either Tiajuan Walker or Roenis Elias in the rotation.(RotoWire, )
July 20, 2014
News: Paxton (back) is expected to return to the Mariners within the next two weeks, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Impact: Paxton came through Thursday's rehab outing at short-season Everett feeling pain-free and will now progress to Triple-A Tacoma, where he'll be held to a roughly 60-pitch count Tuesday. The Mariners are tentatively planning to have Paxton increase that count to 75 in his next start with Tacoma. If all goes smoothly during his next two outings, Paxton would get the call to rejoin the rotation in early August, though it's unclear at this time whom he might replace.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 19, 2014
News: Paxton (back) had a bullpen session Saturday and said he's feeling no soreness following his first rehab appearance, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times. Impact: Paxton allowed two runs in 2.2 innings during his rehab start Thursday, but the important thing is that he's pitching again and seems to be pain free. His next rehab start is slated for Tuesday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 18, 2014
News: Paxton (back) will make his next rehab start Tuesday for Triple-A Tacoma, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports. Impact: The Mariners will bring Paxton to Anaheim so that he can throw a bullpen with the team on Saturday, but then he'll head out with Tacoma for his next rehab start. His progress coming back from this injury has been excruciatingly slow, so it would be silly to say a return to the Mariners is imminent, but it certainly looks that way.(RotoWire, )
James Paxton
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 220  Age: 25
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 11/6/1988, Richmond, British Columbia
College: Kentucky
Debut: 2013
Salary: $503,500
Injury Status
ON 60-DAY DL (Left lat strain)