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James Paxton

James Paxton

SP - SEA - IL60

Age: 32College: KentuckyBats: LThrows: L

Next Game

Tue, 6/22 10:10pm
Rank N/A
Projection (?) 1.7 pts

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James Paxton undergoes Tommy John surgery

James Paxton underwent Tommy John surgery within this past week.

Fantasy Impact

The lefty made it through one complete inning in his return to the Mariners in 2021. He signed a one-year contract to return to Seattle this past offseason and it remains to be seen what his future holds for him.

Brenden Trout7 weeks ago
James Paxton to have season-ending surgery

Mariners manager Scott Servais confirmed that James Paxton will have season-ending surgery on his elbow.

Fantasy Impact

It was all but assured that Paxton needed Tommy John surgery, and now it's official. Given the normal timetable of the recovery, it seems unlikely that Paxton will be ready for Opening Day in 2022, but he should return by mid-season if he avoids setbacks. As it is, there's little reason for optimism as to his dynasty stock given his injury history, and fantasy managers shouldn't count on much from him going forward.

Dan Harris10 weeks ago
James Paxton needs Tommy John surgery, per doctor's recommendation

Tommy John surgery has been recommended for James Paxton, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Fantasy Impact

This was likely the worst case scenario for Paxton, and for fantasy managers who invested in Paxton pre-season. Paxton looked good in spring training, and even looked like he had regained some velocity on his fastball. Instead of enjoying what could have been a throwback year with a fun, young Mariners team, Paxton will miss the remainder of 2021 if he indeed opts for TJ.

Matt Flipi10 weeks ago
James Paxton (forearm) seeking a second opinion

Seattle Mariners LHP James Paxton, who's currently on the 10-day IL with a left forearm strain, is seeking a second opinion on his recent MRI results.

Fantasy Impact

Paxton left his start on Tuesday early with elbow soreness and was placed on the IL Wednesday. There's no timetable for a return and seeking a second opinion typically means you weren't happy with the initial diagnosis. Given Paxton's injury history fantasy managers should assume that he'll be out for a while. The team should provide an update soon.

Jon Mathisen10 weeks ago
James Paxton (forearm strain) placed on 10-day IL

The Mariners placed James Paxton on the 10-day IL on Wednesday with a left forearm strain.

Fantasy Impact

This was unfortunately not a surprise after Paxton left his outing on Tuesday early with elbow soreness. A pitcher dealing with a forearm strain is pretty much the last thing a fantasy manager wants to hear, and given Paxton's injury history, they should prepare for a lengthy absence. The Mariners should provide a timetable for Paxton's expected return in the next several days.

Dan Harris11 weeks ago