I reported on July 13 that Paxton, who originally injured his back on April 8, made a rehab start on May 24 before suffering shoulder soreness, was throwing bullpen sessions and ready for simulated games. But there was no timetable for his return.
An update on Paxton, as reported by Nick Patterson of HeraldNet.com, is that Paxton is ready for game action and will take the mound in Everett tonight for a rehab start with the AquaSox. Everett manager Dave Valle, a former Major League catcher, is looking forward to seeing his return.
“The plan is for him to go three innings (tonight) and hopefully he'll come out, put some good work in, and get ready to get back to the big leagues. We're just looking for him to come out of it with no problems."Barring any setbacks, Paxton will progress to Triple-A Tacoma to finish his rehab assignment and should be able to return to the Mariners soon.
Paxton is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts this season. In six career starts, Paxon has a 5-0 record with an ERA of 1.75. He's allowed only 21 hits and nine walks in 36 innings, while striking out 34.
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