James Paxton

#65 SP / N.Y. Yankees / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 227 lb Age: 32 College: Kentucky Bats/Throws L/L

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    • Paxton (forearm) reached 94 mph while throwing in front of scouts Tuesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. As many as 20 teams were in attendance as the 32-year-old showcased himself in his return from the forearm injury that limited him to five starts last season. Paxton averaged about 95.4 mph on his fastball the past three years entering 2020. The left-hander had a 3.82 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 186:55 K:BB over 150.2 innings for the Yankees in 2019, so he should have at least a few suitors in free agency.

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    • Agent Scott Boras said Tuesday that Paxton (forearm) is "close" to throwing for talent evaluators, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. The 32-year-old made five starts in 2020 before being shut down with the forearm issue and a subsequent setback, but he was able to resume throwing in late September. Paxton had a 3.82 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 186:55 K:BB over 150.2 innings over 29 starts for the Yankees in 2019, so he figures to garner plenty of interest as a free agent as long as he's indeed fully recovered.

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    • Paxton (forearm) was able to play catch Monday, but manager Aaron Boone said the lefty might not be available until late in the postseason, James Wagner of The New York Times reports. Paxton was transferred to the 45-day injured list Sept. 16, and there haven't been reports of him throwing off a mound since suffering a setback earlier this month. The southpaw should continue to travel with the Yankees throughout the postseason while he navigates through the rehab process, but New York may need to reach the ALCS or World Series for him to have a shot at pitching again in 2020.

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    • Paxton (forearm) threw on flat ground at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, the Associated Press reports. This is the first report of Paxton throwing since he was shut down following a setback Sept. 9. The left-hander could theoretically help out in the postseason if he is able to progress over the next few weeks, though such a scenario is unlikely given that Paxton has not pitched off a mound in over a month. He compiled only 20.1 innings overall this season, registering a 6.64 ERA and 1.48 WHIP.

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    • Paxton (forearm) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Wednesday. Paxton recently faced a setback in his recovery process and has yet to resume throwing. He'll miss the remainder of the regular season after landing on the 45-day injured list, although it remains to be seen whether he could be available if the Yankees make a deep playoff run. The southpaw posted a 6.64 ERA and 1.48 WHIP over 20.1 innings during five starts in 2020.

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    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2020 NYY 5 5 20.3 1 1 0 26 7 23 6.63 1.47
    2019 NYY 29 29 150.7 15 6 0 186 55 138 3.82 1.28
    2018 SEA 28 28 160.3 11 6 0 208 42 134 3.76 1.09
    TOTAL 136 136 753.0 57 33 0 829 230 684 3.58 1.21

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    DATEOppWLSINNHAERABBIKWHIP
    8/20
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    - - - 5.0 1 6.75 4 8 1.00
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    1 - - 5.0 6 7.20 1 2 1.40
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    - - - 6.1 4 8.10 1 11 0.79
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    - - - 3.0 7 13.50 0 4 2.33
    7/25
    - 1 - 1.0 5 27.00 1 1 6.00

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