SP - NYY - IL60
James Paxton, who has been out since August 21st, was transferred to the 45-day IL on Wednesday. He will not pitch again this season.
Paxton, a free agent this offseason, will finish the season with a 6.64 ERA in 20 1/3 innings pitched. He maintained his typical elite K/9 and BB/9 ratios and his 4.50 xFIP indicates he wasn't as bad as his ERA would suggest. His fantasy value for next year is tied in with his eventual landing spot in free agency. Paxton will likely face a depressed market for his services because of his injury plagued 2020 season.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone says James Paxton (elbow) has yet to resume throwing.
Yikes. There are just 13 days left in the regular season, which is going to make it very tough for Paxton to return in any capacity this year, postseason included. He suffered a setback during a recent side session.
James Paxton (forearm) was sore following a throwing session Wednesday.
Paxton won’t throw for a couple of days and could make his return by the end of the season difficult. He continues to work his way back from a flexor injury. The left-hander was sore after a scheduled throwing session Wednesday. Paxton is questionable at best to return by the end of year and only worth hanging onto in dynasty league formats.
Yankees pitcher James Paxton, who has been sidelined with a flexor strain for the last few weeks, threw off flat ground on Wednesday but will not be ready for mound work until this weekend or possibly later, according to manager Aaron Boone.
Boone is hopeful that Paxton will be able to return for the team at some point this season, but the clock is ticking and the days on the calendar are dwindling. It doesn't sound like fantasy owners will be able to rely on a Paxton return to boost their staffs in the next two weeks.
James Paxton, who's been on the IL since August 21sti with a Grade 1 flexor strain in his elbow, played catch Thursday.
Playing catch was the first action the the big left-hander has seen since being shut down for two straight weeks after being placed on the injured list. He will now work to build up his arm strength and the Yankees are hoping he can make a start or two towards the end of the season. His initial MRI determined the injury to be a muscular issue in his elbow and not a ligament issue, which would require surgery. On the surface this is very good news for Paxton and the Yankees but keep a close eye on his rehab process. If he experiences any type of setbacks the team could decide to pull the plug and shut him down.