Paxton (knee) will throw a three-inning/60-pitch simulated game Friday and if that goes well, he could rejoin the rotation next week, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. There was hope that he would be able to return this week, but he needed a couple extra bullpen sessions before he was essentially pain free. If he emerges from Friday's sim game feeling like he felt after Tuesday's bullpen session, he could return to the rotation May 29 against the Padres.
Paxton said he still felt some inflammation in his left knee during his bullpen session Sunday, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. He'll throw off a mound again Tuesday before the Yankees determine his next step. Paxton completed approximately 20 throws during Sunday's session and was able to mix in his full arsenal. Though Paxton noted that his condition has improved, the Yankees may want the southpaw to complete a side session without any lingering pain before activating him from the 10-day injured list. If Paxton fares well Tuesday, he could return from the IL later in the week without requiring a minor-league rehab assignment beforehand.
Paxton (knee) will throw a bullpen session Sunday and is still expected to return to the big-league rotation at some point next week, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. He says his hope is to not feel his knee injury at all in Sunday's bullpen session. Paxton still felt the knee a little in Friday's bullpen session, so it sounds like he needs to feel some improvement before he is confirmed to return next week.
Paxton (knee) threw a successful bullpen session Friday and could be on track to return at some point during the Yankees' upcoming road trip, which begins Monday, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. Paxton has missed two weeks with left knee inflammation, but his absence doesn't look likely to stretch much longer. It's not yet clear exactly when the Yankees expect him back.
Paxton (knee) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Friday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Paxton said he felt fine after Tuesday's bullpen session, so he'll likely ramp things up Friday. If the southpaw continues to progress without any setbacks, he could be cleared to rejoin the big-league rotation without a rehab assignment.