Pitcher - Seattle Mariners
Height: 6' 4"
Date of Birth: November 6, 1988 (32 years old)
Mariners' James Paxton: Second opinion coming Monday
Paxton will seek a second medical opinion on his left forearm strain Monday, the Associated Press reports.The left-hander is still likely to undergo Tommy John surgery, but Paxton is clearly looking to explore all his options before taking that course of action. If he does ultimately undergo the procedure, Paxton is likely to be sidelined until at least the middle of the 2022 season.
Mariners' James Paxton: Tommy John surgery recommended
Paxton (forearm) will likely require Tommy John surgery, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.Paxton suffered a left forearm strain Tuesday and had an MRI on Wednesday. After receiving a pair of opinions on the results of his MRI, Tommy John surgery has been recommended for the southpaw. If Paxton ultimately undergoes the procedure, he'd miss the remainder of the 2021 season. The left-hander is slated to become a free agent during the offseason and would likely miss the start of the 2022 campaign if he decides to continue his career.
Mariners' James Paxton: Pushed back in pitching schedule
Mariners manager Scott Servais said that Paxton will make his first start of the season Tuesday against the White Sox, Lauren Smith of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.Paxton was initially lined up to start the Mariners' second game of the season Friday against the Giants, but he'll instead switch spots in the rotation order with Yusei Kikuchi. The change isn't an ideal one for Paxton's fantasy managers, especially for those in leagues with two separate lineup periods for the first two weeks of the season. Not only will Paxton miss out on a Week 1 start, but he'll also get a downgrade in matchup in swapping out the Giants for the White Sox in his first start.
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