James Paxton’s situation is one to watch here, however. He fell early in camp and hurt his forearms and a wrist. He has yet to make a start this spring — he’s slated to go next Tuesday after a live BP session this week that went well enough — and if he doesn’t knife through his four scheduled starts as the club hopes he could conceivable start the season on the disabled list, simply to buy him the necessary time to ready.
Taijuan Walker will get the first crack at impressing the Seattle Mariners in his bid to make the team’s starting rotation.
With four rotation spots seemingly spoken for, Roenis Elias finds himself locked in a battle for Seattle’s last starting slot.
Barring a change of plans because of injury, the Mariners’ rotation is mostly set before spring begins. Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and James Paxton are set. Newly acquired J.A. Happ will be the fourth arm in the rotation, giving Seattle a second left-handed option.
In this week’s episode of The Hot Stove Report, Jason A. Churchill and Alex Carson discuss what to expect from pitchers James Paxton, Taijuan Walker, and Danny Hultzen, and why the Mariners may be better on the mound on 2015.
Steve, Bill and Jason talk with Mariners Pitcher James Paxton, NFL Hall of Famer Walter Jones, Seahawks Tight End Cooper Helfet, former Seahawk Robbie Tobeck, and Sports Host on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston Adam Jones.
The Seattle Mariners remain a club with significant upside, despite fewer spots in the everyday lineup occupied by young, developing players.
“I probably just wanted it a bit too much,” Paxton said. “It all seemed like a blur there for a moment.”
C.J. Wilson and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, and the Angels clinched the AL West about an hour after their 5-0 victory over Seattle on Wednesday night.
Steve, Bill & Jason talk with Houston Astros color commentator Steve Sparks, UW Football analyst Damon Huard, Mariners pitcher James Paxton, San Jose Mercury News 49ers reporter Dan Brown, former Seahawks offensive lineman Robbie Tobeck, and Root Sports Mariners analyst Bill Krueger.