Sep 24, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (65) throws against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


Yankees Acquire James Paxton From Mariners

November 19, 2018 - 5:55 pm


The Yankees have acquired left-handed starter James Paxton from the Seattle Mariners.

Highly-rated prospect Justus Sheffield, right-hander Erik Swanson and outfielder Dom Thompson-Williams have been traded to Seattle.

Paxton went 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA last season. He is a power pitcher and struck out 208 batters.

The 30-year-old holds a career 41-26 record and a 3.42 lifetime ERA.

Paxton enters arbitration year three this offseason. He can become a free agent in 2021.