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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Mariners’ James Paxton to undergo Tommy John surgery, will miss entire 2021 season

Mariners left-handed starter James Paxton was forced to leave his start last Tuesday after just 21 pitches, and it did not look good. He was squeezing his hand on the mound with an extended arm with a lot of times means an elbow issue. Sure enough, he will be undergoing season-ending surgery, manager Scott Servais told reporters Tuesday (via Corey Brock). Previous reporting indicates the procedure will be Tommy John surgery.

Since he was on a one-year deal and this ends his season, Paxton will head to 2022 as a free agent, likely looking to sign with a team who could have some patience before giving him a shot at a rotation spot around the middle of the season.

Paxton, 32, has always flashed big upside when on the mound, but he’s also battled injuries through much of his MLB career. His career-high in starts in a season is 29 and his top mark in innings pitched is 160 1/3. He’s never had Tommy John surgery, though.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 13, 2021 at 02:47 PM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JRVJ Posted: April 13, 2021 at 04:08 PM (#6013243)
Who had April 13 in the pool?
   2. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: April 13, 2021 at 06:03 PM (#6013265)
When I read this I though it had to have been his second TJS. He has been pretty fragile, but the results have been there when healthy. He was fun to watch when he was dealing and I sure hope he recovers and then signs a cheap 2-year deal in LAA and comes back better than ever...
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 13, 2021 at 09:20 PM (#6013299)
No syrup from Big Maple this season.
   4. bookbook Posted: April 14, 2021 at 02:18 PM (#6013380)
That’s not what Mrs. Paxton said.
   5. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 14, 2021 at 02:49 PM (#6013386)
We need a list of pitchers who've had multiple Tommy John surgeries. Right now Hong-Chih Kuo is the official leader with 4, although Jose Rijo may have had 5.
   6. Lowry Seasoning Salt Posted: April 14, 2021 at 10:45 PM (#6013501)
We need a list of pitchers who've had multiple Tommy John surgeries.

Try a search engine.

Result #2: An attempt at an all-time list (spreadsheet in reverse chronological order)
   7. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: April 15, 2021 at 11:04 AM (#6013567)
Hey, thanks, Lowry. Great source.

The list shows 1968 Tommy John surgeries over 46+ years. It's easy to forget just how many great pitchers have had their careers rescued by TJ, and to realize just how many earlier pitchers could've benefited by it.

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