James Paxton Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 235 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/6/1988 (33)
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Boston Red Sox left-hander James Paxton (elbow, lat) suffered a Grade 2 left lat strain after he faced just two hitters in his first minor league rehab start on Aug. 18, and he won't pitch in the majors in 2022. Boston holds a dual option on Paxton for the 2023 and 2024 seasons worth $13 million per season, and Paxton holds a $4 million player option. The 33-year-old southpaw was already attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery, so this is just yet another setback. There's a good chance the Red Sox will move on at this point. Paxton made just one start for the Seattle Mariners in 2021 and made just five starts for the New York Yankees in 2020 due to injuries, so he could be looking at an abrupt end to his career if he can't get healthy again soon.
Boston Red Sox left-hander James Paxton (lat, elbow) was pulled from his minor league rehab start on Thursday in the Florida Complex League after just two batters faced due to lat tightness, according to a source. It was Paxton's first appearance in a game since having Tommy John surgery last April, so it's not a great sign, although it's not related to his left elbow. The 33-year-old will most likely have to pause his rehab assignment, and he's not a realistic option to return to the Red Sox for the remainder of the 2022 season. Boston will likely move forward with an eye on 2023 for Paxton. The veteran southpaw has made only six starts since the beginning of the 2020 season due to injuries.
Boston Red Sox pitcher James Paxton (elbow) is scheduled to throw another simulated game on Friday. "He's in such a good spot now that it's not about the arm. It's about the pitch mix, the breaking ball, all that, said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. "When those guys start talking about that, you know they're over the hump. It's good." The 33-year-old threw two innings during a simulated game last Wednesday. He underwent Tommy John surgery in April and has been limited to just 21 2/3 innings over the previous two years. The southpaw could be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Paxton continues to trend in the right direction and is on target to return to action in early September.
After two years in the Bronx, left-handed starting pitcher James Paxton is returning to the Seattle Mariners after spending the first six seasons of his career in the Pacific Northwest. In eight big-league seasons, the 32-year-old has a 3.58 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings in 753 1/3 innings (136 starts). But the Canadian southpaw had a rough 6.64 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 28.9 percent strikeout rate and 7.8 percent walk rate in only five starts (20 1/3 frames) and dealt with a forearm injury in 2020 with the Yankees. There's plenty of risk with Paxton -- he's never made more than 29 starts or thrown more than 160 innings in a single season -- but he should have a rotation spot locked down if he's healthy in Seattle. He's gotten in some simulated work during Spring Training and made his Cactus League debut on March 21 against the Brewers. He struck out eight batters while walking a pair over 4 1/3 innings in that outing. As of now, "The Big Maple" is healthy and looks ready to rock for Opening Day. At a current ADP of 241--which has crept up over the last few weeks--Paxton isn't a bad low-risk investment in the late rounds of deep mixed leagues, mainly because of his career strikeout rate of over 25 percent.