NEW YORK – James Paxton spent the first two months of the 2016 season in the younger leagues after a terrible spring practice that led to his reduction.
When he returned to the main players, he soon appeared as an assistant to the Mariners, and now Yankees hopes to strengthen the thin rotation that contributed to the loss of New York City in Boston in the AL Division series. New York, a 30-year-old left hand handler, has gained from renewal of Seattle Mariners on Monday for the best prospect Justus Sheffield and two other minor leagues.
"I think I'm going to be very ready. They seem to be very committed to victory, and I am too," said Paxton.
New York sent the lefthander Sheffield Mariners together with right-wing Erik Swanson and the home home of Dom Thompson-Williams.
Paxton turned on November 30th and responded yesterday to 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 28 matches last season, including a 16-stop start against Oakland on May 2 and without an attacker in Toronto six days later . He escaped 208 and walked 42 in career 160 1/3 innings, which allowed 23 homes.
Paxton, from Ladner, B.C., is 41-26 in six seasons league leagues, with six excursions in the list of disabled people over the past five years. In 2014, he missed almost four months with strained latysmus dorsi muscles, 3 1/2 months with tense tendon in the left middle finger in 2015, 10 days with a pleated left elbow in 2016, 3 1/2 weeks with tense left forearm and month with strained left chest muscle 2017 and 2 1/2 weeks with inflammation in the lower back this year.
"I am continuing to work for health throughout the season," he said. "All the injuries I had did not react again. I learned how to make sure that these things do not happen again with practice or whatever."
When he left Triple-A two years ago, he worked with a former big potter Lance Painter, who told him to put his hand on three-quarters. When Paxton returned to sailors, he studied reading swings with coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr.
"In my career I felt a bit longer because I had so much time," Paxton said. "But when these larger pieces of the past few years have really made it possible for me to come in and actually do some great steps, and I look forward to continuing to make great strides in the game. And I think my best baseball is still Come on. "
The proud Canadian Paxton is also known for retaining his craving as a bald eagle, which was wrongly extended to the shoulder before the beginning of April in Minnesota.
He joined the rotation, which included right-wingers Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka and leftist CC Sabathia. General Manager Brian Cashman wants to add at least one new starter, turn to the short-term opening created by the Didi Gregorius opera system and add his roof.
Paxton has reached $ 4.9 million in the last season and is suitable for wage arbitration. After the 2020 season, he can become a free agent.
In his one game at the Yankee Stadium, Paxton entered a tie of 10 points and allowed Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar to compete in the first inning with a loss of 4: 3, 21 June this year.
Seattle decided to renew after 89-73 and finished third in AL West, 14 matches for the winning division of Houston and six back in Oakland.
"We made a clear choice for the year 2019 when we take a step back in the hope that we will be two ahead," said Jerry Dipoto, managing director. "When I say in 2020 and 2021, it's easy to measure the age of the players we build here."
Sheffield was ranked among the top league leagues, and in September he played in the big league and three games for the Yankees. He had a 2.48 ERA in 25 small league games at Double-A and Triple-A this year, which reached 123 inningshurnals and 123 and allowed only four home runs.
Sheffield just finished playing golf when he saw Cashman's phone number on the phone.
"She was surprised at all," said Sheffield.
Sheffield will not become the next anchor in Seattle's rotation by 23 May.
Swanson, 25, started the year at Double-A Trenton, but spent most of the year 2018 at the Triple-A level with Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, where he started 13 and started with 3.86 ERAs. Swanson had 78 downs and 14 walks in 72 1/3 innings at Triple-A. In the joint innings, he scored 121 2/3 in the previous season and was among the top 25 in the MLB.com category by Yankees.
"I think that both will compete for a place in the rotation," Dipoto said. "We expect that both boys will take place in Seattle before the summer and they will start cutting teeth and hopefully they will prepare us for what we think will be a pretty interesting group when we enter in 2020 and 2021."
Thompson-Williams, 23, has never played over Class A and will turn to April 24th. He had 22 homes, 20 stolen databases, and .299 averages in two A class A branches this year.
Cashman is aggressively following outward bargaining, even after Sonny Gray shook with a multiple performance at Yankee Stadium during the first 1/3 season with New York.
"I can not tell you that we have learned anything more than we are as far as possible, either with players who have played with someone like the teammates we know, or coaches who have trained, or people who are succeeded or anyone, whether everything is in amateur roles, "said Cashman." We are just trying to ask a lot of questions about how to compete. This environment can give some people a different experience. So I do not have a new secret of the formula to handle predictability about who will succeed and survive and who will not be here in New York. "