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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%: 79/50 | Average Draft Position: 232.55
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James Paxton's demotion to minors is temporary


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) The Mariners announced Wednesday they optioned starting pitcher James Paxton to Triple-A Tacoma to clear a roster spot for Erasmo Ramirez, who was recalled from the minors. However, Paxton will be recalled when rosters expand Sept. 1, and he will make his next start Tuesday against the A's.

James Paxton tosses 6 2/3 scoreless innings vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton earned a win Tuesday, giving up four hits and three walks in 6 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out four in his team's 5-0 victory over the Rangers.

Paxton (4-1) got the first two outs of the seventh inning with ease but was pulled after walking the next batter, ending his night with a season-high 118 pitches thrown. He owns a 1.83 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 33:11 K:BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings. Paxton is scheduled to face the A's next Tuesday.


James Paxton fields, pitches way to loss to Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Mariners rookie James Paxton was victimized by his own goof in the field and took his first loss in 10 career starts Wednesday in Philadelphia.

Paxton surrendered four runs - but just one earned - in four innings. He gave up seven hits, walked one, fanned five and threw 88 pitches. He blew a 3-1 lead in the fourth by giving up three unearned runs, courtesy of his own throwing error, a passed ball and two soft singles.

The left-hander will seek to rebound Monday against Texas.


James Paxton picks up a win Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton tossed a strong start against the Tigers Friday.

Paxton allowed one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out two and walked one. Paxton only ran into trouble in the third inning. After giving up a triple, Paxton allowed the run to score on a groundout. While he gave up a double to the next hitter, Paxton was able to get out of the inning without allowing any more runs. 

With the win, Paxton improved to 3-0. Paxton will take on the Phillies in his next start. 


James Paxton allows one run in no-decision vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton wasn't a factor in the decision Saturday after allowing one earned run on six hits in 6 1/3 innings and striking out four in his team's 2-1, 10-inning loss to the White Sox.

Paxton struck out the side in the first inning and put together three perfect innings before allowing a baserunner, but the White Sox finally got to him with two doubles in the seventh inning, taking away his tenuous lead. Paxton owns a 2.38 ERA and 22:5 K:BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Tigers Friday.


Mariners making adjustments to rotation plans


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) The Mariners have made a change to their rotation plans in order to have Felix Hernandez, Chris Young and Hisashi Iwakuma pitch in a series against Toronto next week, according to The News Tribune.

The rotation this week will feature Hernandez and Young in a two-game series against Atlanta, which starts Tuesday. It will then be Roenis Elias, Iwakuma and James Paxton to open a series against the White Sox, which starts Thursday.

Seattle is pushing back Hernandez to Monday and that leaves an open date Sunday. The News Tribune suggests Taijuan Walker and Erasmo Ramirez are the top two candidates to be recalled to make that start. Walker is slated to pitch Monday for Triple-A Tacoma.


James Paxton settles for a no-decision in first start back from DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton was unable to factor into the decision in his first start back from the disabled list on Saturday against the Orioles in Baltimore.

Paxton worked past a minor injury scare when he was struck in the back of his right leg by a Caleb Joseph liner in the second inning. He brushed it off and remained in the game. The right-hander was charged with two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five over 4 1/3 innings of a 6-3 victory.

Paxton owns a 2.76 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP over three starts (16 1/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at home against the White Sox.

James Paxton brought off DL for Saturday return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton was officially activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, ahead of his scheduled start against the Orioles.

Paxton has been out since April 8 due to a late injury, but got through his rehab assignment without issue and will step into the rotation moving forward.  


James Paxton named starter for Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton was confirmed as the starter for Saturday's game against the Orioles, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. He has been recovering from a lat injury since making his first two starts of the season.

James Paxton ready to rejoin rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (lat) declared himself ready to return to the rotation after throwing a 45-pitch bullpen session Wednesday. Paxton is on track to rejoin the rotation Saturday against the Orioles, but no official starter has been named yet.

"In my mind, I'm ready to compete," he said.


James Paxton appears set for Saturday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Mariners left-hander James Paxton appears all but set for a return to the mound Saturday in Baltimore. He has been recovering from a lat injury since making his first two starts of the season.

Paxton is slated to throw a standard bullpen workout before the Tuesday game in Cleveland. That stint would follow a 78-pitch rehab outing Sunday for Triple-A Tacoma.

"We'll see what happens (Wednesday)," Lloyd McClendon told the Tacoma News-Tribune. "Then we'll make a decision. Everything up to this point has been great."


James Paxton gives up one run in third rehab start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton allowed one run during his third rehab start Sunday.

Paxton threw 78 pitches over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked three during the outing. Paxton said he felt no pain during the outing. He said the control problems came from his inability to spot his fastball. "I’m still missing down with my fastball," he said." The breaking stuff felt really good, curveball and cutter felt really good. My change-up was good. It’s just finding the release point with my fastball." Despite that, Paxton said the start was "a good step forward."

Paxton will rejoin the major-league club and plans to throw a bullpen session during the week. If that goes well, he could return to the fifth spot in the team's rotation. 


James Paxton could be back Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) If all goes well with Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton's rehab start Sunday, then he could be ready to rejoin the rotation Saturday against the Orioles, according to MLB.com. Paxton has been sidelined since mid-April due to a lat injury.

James Paxton expected to accompany Mariners on six-game road trip


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Mariners pitcher James Paxton (lat) is expected to throw 75-80 pitches Sunday at Triple-A Tacoma. Once he's done with his rehab start, he'll accompany the Mariners on their six-game road trip, the Tacoma News Tribune reports Saturday.


James Paxton to get another rehab start Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) 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.