#Mariners LHP James Paxton says his strained middle finger is almost pain-free; hopes to begin playing catch on Friday.
Paxton hasn’t resumed throwing yet, according to McClendon. Has not met with specialist, either.
Paxton to the DL with strained middle finger tendon
Tacoma News Tribune "The Seattle Mariners are putting left-handed pitcher James Paxton back on the shelf after an MRI revealed inflammation in his throwing shoulder. Paxton will do no throwing activities until the inflammation dissipates, which is expected to take at least five-to-seven days. The announcement..." May 28
Hardball Talk "Mariners left-handed starter James Paxton owns a ridiculous 1.75 ERA and 0.83 WHIP through his first 36 innings at the major league level. But it’s going to be a while before he gets to add to that stat line. According to MLB.com’s Greg Johns, the Mariners officially placed Paxton on the 15-day..." April 10
Mariners recalling Lucas Luetge as Paxton going on 15-day DL wtih strained lat.
Seattle Times "James Paxton isn’t done staking his claim to a rotation spot for the start of next season. On a day the Mariners announced that top mound prospect Danny Hultzen has potentially serious shoulder damage Paxton fanned 10 hitters in dealing a major blow to the Kansas City Royals’ playoff hopes...." September 25