James paxton has been placed in the IL for 10 days, by the team (through Twitter). Jake Barrett will be removed to take the place of Paxton's list. While no MRI results have been published, Paxton expressed more frustration than concern when asked about the pain in his left knee, by Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
The move comes after the Yankee left-hander was removed from his start yesterday after only three innings. Paxton's speed readings were reduced a little during a third long inning, although he still reached 95-96 in his final action frame. At this time there is no reason to be particularly worried, although it is never good to see a key piece of rotation go away with any kind of health problem. In Paxton's case, he has had arm problems in recent years, although that is not involved here. The knee joint has not been a problem in recent times, but it was noticed as a problem during his amateur days.
Paxton's main concern is the effect the knee was having on his mechanics. The discomfort was causing him to occasionally open his movement early, shifting his weight off his back leg, which would undoubtedly account for a drop in speed. Paxton has been treating the knee with ice, laser treatments and range of motion exercises, and there is no reason at this time to think that Paxton could not continue this strategy in the future. Undoubtedly, it is something that should be monitored, since Paxton is a fundamental part of the rotation of New York, with a record of 3-2 so far with an effectiveness of 3.11 and 12.4 K / 9.
The Yankees have waited many MRIs this year, so this is a familiar position for the club. While the player's side of the list has been the hardest hit, the team lost Luis severino by a significant stretch and it was missing Tommy John Rehabber Jordan Montgomery.
The depth has been up to the task so far. Jonathan loaisiga He could still be called to fill Paxton's rotation position, although Barrett joins the club for now. Barrett, 27, has a 4.03 ERA in 103 games with the Diamondbacks, although the most important part of that was in 68 appearances in 2016. That season, Barrett achieved a 3.49 ERA (4.14 FIP) in 59 1/3. tickets. He took a tortuous route to New York this winter. The Giants bought their contract from Arizona, but then lost it in exemptions against the Pirates, who lost it to the Yankees. He has a remaining option.