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Monday, May 26, 2014

Mariners Injury Update: James Paxton being evaluated after soreness

By on 5/26/2014 08:00:00 PM

The return of James Paxton to the Mariners’ rotation is still up in the air after he pitched three innings on Saturday in a rehab assignment for Triple-A Tacoma.
According to Bob Dutton, after Paxton’s 62-pitch performance he said he had some “typical” tightness in his triceps. Paxton explained that this was from “upping the intensity.” He also noted that it had been a while since he was in a game and that caused the flair up in his triceps.

Dutton also reports that if the Mariners confirm Paxton is healthy, he could take his place in the rotation back from Brandon Maurer. Maurer has posted less than impressive numbers with a 1-3 record and a 6.99 ERA in six starts. Seattle does not plan on rushing things with their third overall prospect however. Manager Lloyd McClendon says, “I’m not sure what the next step is, but if there’s any soreness at all, I know we’ll be very cautious.”

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