Mariners' James Paxton: Positive throwing session Wednesday

Paxton (forearm) threw from flat ground Wednesday and gave "two big thumbs up" afterward, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

The southpaw is scheduled to log a bullpen session later in the week before enlisting in a minor-league rehab start. A smooth course could bring Paxton back to the Mariners during an eight-game road trip that begins May 23 at the Nationals. His fantasy owners look forward to getting his 1.43 ERA, 10.8 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 back in their lineups.

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