Mariners sign James Paxton to a 1-year deal

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The Seattle Mariners have reached an agreement with James Paxton to a one-year, $8.5 million contract for the 2021 season.

The deal also includes incentives that could make the contract worth more than $10 million.

Paxton spent his first six seasons with Seattle where he was drafted, so this reunion is a special one.

As a member of the Yankees last season, the 32-year-old pitched in just five games with a high 6.64 ERA.

However, in 2019 he was stellar posting a 15-6 record with a 3.86 ERA across 150.2 innings pitched.

Paxton adds another strong arm to the Mariners’ rotation, and according to NBC, the team plans to use a six-man rotation to limit each of their starters to under 170 innings pitched on the season.


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