• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mariners pitcher James Saxton unlikely to start Wednesday

    Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said it's highly unlikely that pitcher James Paxton will start Wednesday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. The Mariners were hopeful that Paxton would be able to pitch Wednesday, but it appears that will not be the case. It remains to be seen if he will take the ball again before the regular season comes to a close.

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    Mariners SP James Paxton hoping to start Wednesday vs. Astros

    The Mariners are hoping starter James Paxton (finger) will be able to pitch Wednesday against the Astros, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. A torn fingernail abruptly ended Paxton's outing Thursday, his third start back after missing more than three months with a strained finger tendon. The M's will give him at least one additional day between starts this time through, with Vidal Nuno now tabbed to start Tuesday on short rest.

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    Mariners SP James Paxton leaves start with torn fingernail

    Mariners starter James Paxton left Thursday's game against the Royals after just 1 1/3 innings with a torn fingernail. Paxton allowed two runs on five hits in the start, but won't add to the statline because of the issue. He had another issue with a finger that cause him to go to the disabled list earlier in season, and it wouldn't be surprising if he's made his last start of the season. If not, his next scheduled start would come Tuesday against the Astros.

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    Mariners SP James Paxton gets no-decision in poor outing

    Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton didn't factor into the decision during Friday's win over Texas, giving up one run on six hits and four walks while striking out six over 4.1 innings. Poor control was Paxton's Achilles heel as he weaved in and out of trouble on Friday, with 42 of his 88 pitches missing the strike zone. Paxton has walked seven batters in 7.1 innings since returning from a finger injury that cost him virtually the entire summer - a continuation of his poor command from earlier this season. In 12 starts this season, Paxton has a horrific 3.97 BB/9 ratio.

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    Mariners shuffle rotation, move SP Roenis Elias to bullpen

    Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias will shift to the bullpen for the next day or so and is expected to return to the rotation next Tuesday in Kansas City, The Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports. James Paxton will be moved up to pitch Friday with Vidal Nuno taking the ball Saturday. Elias has a 3.42 ERA in 23.2 innings in the second half.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Comeback for Mariners SP James Paxton nearly set for Sunday

    It looks more likely than ever that Mariners left-hander James Paxton will start Sunday against Colorado, per the Seattle Times. "It's trending toward Paxton," Lloyd McLendon said. Paxton has been dealing with a torn fingernail on the middle finger of his throwing hand, but he came away from a Thursday bullpen session talking optimistically. "No problems at all and it's feeling good," Paxton said. "As long as [McLendon] gives me the ball, I'm out there." Paxton has been sidelined since May 28, before which he compiled a 3-3 mark and 3.70 ERA.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mariners' James Paxton hopes to pitch Sunday

    The Mariners are hoping pitcher James Paxton will be healed enough from his torn fingernail in order to pitch in Sunday's game, reports MLB.com. "Yes. There's a very definite possibility," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said of Paxton's return. "A lot of that depends on how he progresses over the next few days." Paxton tore his fingernail during last Wednesday's rehab start, but he plans to throw a bullpen session Wednesday. "Just fastballs right now. I think once I get to Wednesday, I'll start to mix some curveballs and cutters in and see how that feels," Paxton said. "Hopefully, it feels good and we can move forward."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mariners' James Paxton has torn fingernail

    Mariners pitcher James Paxton suffered a setback in his recovery from an elbow injury when he suffered a partially torn fingernail during a rehab start, reports 710 ESPN Seattle. Paxton was removed in the fourth inning of his outing Wednesday at Triple-A. The injury is expected to halt his recovery for a few more days.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Mariners rehabbing P James Paxton removed from Triple-A start

    Mariners left-hander James Paxton was considered to be one healthy rehab start away from returning to the big-league mound. But a monkey wrench might have been thrown into those plans. Paxton was removed in the fourth inning of his outing Wednesday for Triple-A Tacoma. He left the mound with the trainer looking at a finger on his pitching hand. He had been sidelined for more than three months with a finger injury. It remains to be seen if what appears to be a setback will prevent him from joining the Mariners in the near future.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    SP James Paxton finally nearing return to Mariners

    Mariners left-hander James Paxton, who has been out for more than three months with a finger injury, is closing in on a return. He will start Wednesday for Triple-A Tacoma, then join the club when it comes home on Sept. 7, per MLB.com. Paxton will return with a 3-3 record and 3.70 ERA.