The Seattle Mariners have officially activated left-handed starting pitcher James Paxton from the team’s 10-day disabled list, the club has formally announced. Paxton, who was placed on the Mariners’ 10-day disabled list back on August 10 due to a strained pectoral muscle, will start against the rival Houston Astros on Friday evening. “I’m excited. I’ve worked hard to get back,” said Paxton. “I’m feeling good physically and mentally. I put the work in, and I’m going to go out there and finish out the season and hopefully help get us where we want to be.” Prior to hitting the club’s 10-day disabled list, the 28-year-old Paxton had gone 12-3 with a 2.78 ERA, allowing just 96 hits while striking out 138 opposing batters over 119.2 innings of work. However, he will likely be limited to 50 or 60 pitches in his first start since returning from the injury.