SP - Los Angeles Dodgers
James Paxton is making his first Cactus League start on Thursday against the Reds.
Paxton is reportedly fully healthy after signing a one-year deal with the Dodgers this offseason. He figures to open the season in the starting rotation for the Dodgers.
James Paxton said he “has no doubt” he’ll be ready to go come Opening Day.
Paxton signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers this offseason. He is expected to open the season in the starting rotation with multiple starters expected to miss time.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher James Paxton has had his one-year deal with the club, originally for $11 million, lowered to $7 million due to an undisclosed health issue.
While injuries have been the No. 1 concern throughout the left-hander's career, the issue that has popped up seemingly hasn't deterred the Dodgers from walking away altogether. Paxton enjoyed what was a solid season for the Red Sox in 2023, posting a 4.50 ERA in just 96 innings but a late-season collpase skewed that figure. Performance bonuses kick in if Paxton makes the Opening Day roster and makes at least 18 starts in 2024.
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed James Paxton to a one-year deal.
It is an $11 million deal plus a $1 million Opening Day roster bonus with $1 million in incentives. He should find a spot at the end of the Dodgers starting rotation.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly close to an agreement with free agent starter James Paxton.
There is no agreement yet, but it appears to be close. Paxton would likely look to fill a spot at the end of the Dodgers rotation to open the season.