Yankees Acquire Starting Pitcher James Paxton

James Paxton

The New York Yankees have acquired starting pitcher James Paxton from the Seattle Mariners for three prospects.

Pitching prospect Justus Sheffield, outfielder Don Thompson-Williams, and right-handed pitcher Erik Swanson were moved to Seattle in the deal.

Paxton posted an 11-6 record with a 3.76 ERA last season with the Mariners. He also threw 208 strikeouts in 160.1 innings pitched, both career highs.

In six career seasons with Seattle, 30-year-old Paxton earned $9,306,516 in contracts.

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