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65 James Paxton SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/220 | Birthdate: 11/6/1988 | Birthplace: Richmond, B.C., CAN | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Seattle | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 59/1 | Average Draft Position: 233.28
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James Paxton to get another rehab start Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:47 pm ET) Mariners pitcher James Paxton will receive another rehab start Sunday, according to MLB.com.

Paxton got through his Tuesday rehab start with no issues. He's set to start Sunday at Triple-A Tacoma. If the Sunday start goes well, there's a chance Paxton will be ready to return to the majors. 


James Paxton tosses three innings in rehab start Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits and one walk in three innings and struck out our in his first rehab start with Triple-A Tacoma Tuesday.

Paxton threw 60 pitches in his rehab debut and overcame a rough first inning, in which he gave up two home runs and all three runs, to toss scoreless frames in the second and third. He has been out since April 8 while recovering from a lat injury.


James Paxton feels good after first rehab start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton said after Saturday's bullpen session that he suffered no soreness after his first rehab start Thursday, the Seattle Times reports.

Paxton is expected to make two more rehab starts before being re-evaluated by the team, with the next one coming Tuesday with Triple-A Tacoma. He's been limited to two starts this season due to a lat injury.


James Paxton to make at least two more starts before returning


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton will make at least two more minor-league rehab starts before he is re-evaluated, according to the Seattle Times.

Paxton gave up two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out two over 2 2/3 innings in his first rehab start for Class A Everett Thursday. He'll throw a bullpen session and make his next start on Tuesday for Triple-A Tacoma, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.


James Paxton surrenders two runs in rehab start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton allowed two runs during a rehab start Thursday.

Paxton started for the Everett AquaSox. He lasted 2 2/3 innings, giving up two runs on two hits. Paxton walked one and struck out two during the appearance. Paxton's velocity was reportedly 91 mph to 94 mph, though he struggled with his control, according to Prospect Insider. He's expected to move his rehab to Triple-A provided he does not experience any setbacks. 


James Paxton to begin rehab assignment Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (lat) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with short-season Class A Everett Thursday, according to the Everett Herald

"I'm looking forward to seeing James come back," Everett manager Dave Valle said. "I'm excited for him because it's been a tough road for him to get back healthy again.

"The plan is for him to go three innings (Thursday) and hopefully he'll come out, put some good work in, and get ready to get back to the big leagues. We're just looking for him to come out of it with no problems. He's coming off that injury and (the Mariners) want to make sure he's building up his stamina and pitch count."

If all goes well Thursday, then Paxton will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Tacoma.


James Paxton nearing rehab work


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton completed another bullpen session Saturday, as he continues to work his way back from a lat injury. Paxton is expected to start a minor-league rehab assignment next week, manager Lloyd McClendon told MLB.com.

James Paxton throws 31 pitches in simulated game Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton threw 31 pitches in a two-inning simulated game Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Paxton has made just two starts this season due to a lat injury. His next step comes Saturday, when he's scheduled to make a 50-pitch simulated start. If he doesn't sufer a setback, Paxton could be in line to return to action later this month.


James Paxton set for simulated game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton threw another bullpen session without incident Friday, and has now been cleared to take the next step in his recovery from a lat injury.

Paxton will throw a simulated game Monday, the Seattle Times reports. Paxton has been out since early April due to the injury, and could go out on a rehab assignment shortly, if he avoids setbacks.  


James Paxton progressing toward simulated game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (lat) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Monday. He will throw another Friday and then is expected to throw a simulated game when the team returns to Seattle next week.

James Paxton gets through bullpen session Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton made it through his first bullpen session and did not report any issues Friday, according to MLB.com.

Paxton tossed 25 pitches in the bullpen, as he continues to work his way back from a lat injury. He will try to throw another session in three days, and is still expected to be out another three weeks.  


James Paxton expects to throw bullpen session Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton expects to throw a bullpen session Friday, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Paxton will likely throw 20 to 25 pitches during the session. He made just two starts this season before suffering a lat injury, and in a best-case scenario he'd be back in early July.


James Paxton expected to need 3-4 more weeks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton is expected to need three to four more weeks until he's fully recovered from a lat, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Paxton appears to be headed for a return around the All-Star break after being sidelined for most of the season with the injury. He's 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 13:2 K:BB ratio in 12 innings over two starts.


James Paxton to throw off flat ground again Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton (lat) threw at a 60-foot distance for seven minutes and will throw off flat ground again on Saturday, according to MLB.com. Paxton is hoping to increase his workload to begin throwing off a mound soon.

"He's improving every day," said manager Lloyd McClendon. "The doctors are pleased with where he is. I'm not sure when he'll throw off the mound, but he's getting close."

James Paxton won't throw off mound 'anytime soon'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Although Mariners pitcher James Paxton has begun to play catch, he won't begin throwing off mound "anytime soon," the Tacoma News-Tribune reports.

Paxton hit the disabled list after just two April starts with a lat injury. He remains without a clear timetable to rejoin the Mariners.


James Paxton 'at least several weeks' away


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton (strained lat muscle) is just starting to throw again, "meaning he's likely at least several weeks from rejoining the Mariners if all goes well," reports MLB.com. "He's throwing, progressing, getting better," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "We'll get an update when we get home and see where he is."

Paxton was transferred to the 60-day DL, but it's merely a procedural move; he's already been out 60 days so he can return when ready.


James Paxton moved to 60-day DL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) The Mariners transferred pitcher James Paxton from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL. Paxton has been sidelined most of the year with a lat injury.

James Paxton to resume throwing Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Mariners pitching prospect James Paxton is set to resume a throwing program Monday after losing nearly the whole season to a shoulder injury. His rehab has already been pushed back due to inflammation after one rehab start.

Paxton has won all five of his decisions with Seattle in two seasons and owns a 1.75 career ERA.


James Paxton shoulder improving, but still not throwing


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Mariners left-hander James Paxton did not accompany his team to Atlanta and has yet to resume a throwing program, per MLB.com, which is further reporting that he has made progress in his rehab from a sore shoulder.

Paxton, who was shut down after being diagnosed with inflammation following one rehab start, has not pitched for the Mariners since April 8.


James Paxton will need 10 days to get back on track


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton will need about 10 days in order to get back on track, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.

Paxton was shut down with shoulder inflammation, and will need to rebuild his stamina. "I wouldn’t suspect it would take him more than 10 days to get back to where he was," manager Lloyd McClendon said. He's expected to toss one or two rehab starts before returning to the major-league roster. 


James Paxton shut down with shoulder inflammation


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) An MRI has revealed that Mariners pitcher James Paxton is dealing with shoulder inflammation, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Paxton will be shut down from throwing for at least five days before the team re-evaulates his recovery. He had been working his way back from a lat injury and was also dealing with triceps soreness after his rehab start Saturday.


James Paxton still dealing with triceps soreness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton is still dealing with lingering triceps soreness, the Seattle Times reports.

Paxton will meet with a team doctor later Tuesday to ensure he hasn't suffered a setback. He's on the disabled list with a lat injury.


James Paxton expected to play catch Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton is expected to play catch Tuesday after not throwing a bullpen session Monday, MLB.com reports.

Paxton was dealing with soreness after making a rehab start Saturday, and the team is proceeding cautiously with his recovery. There's still an outside chance he'll make his return to the rotation this week, but it appears unlikely he'll come back without at least one more rehab start.


James Paxton won't throw bullpen session Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton is still feeling tightness in his triceps and won't throw a bullpen session Monday, reports the Seattle Times. Manager Lloyd McClendon said the team will be very cautious with Paxton as he tries to return from a strained back muscle.

Paxton made a rehab start Saturday. Earlier reports suggested Paxton could return to the rotation this week, but that's looking highly doubtful now.


James Paxton could return to rotation this week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Mariners lefty James Paxton, who's coming back from a strained back muscle, could return to the rotation as soon as this week, reports The News Tribune. He called Saturday's rehab start "a good step forward."

"I was trying to find my timing (Saturday),” he said. "I feel like it was a good step forward, but still a few things I need to smooth out a little bit. I don’t think it’s a very big jump to where I need to be."