Yankees Switch James Paxton To 45-Day IL, Choose Wynston Sawyer


The Yankees have moved left-hander James Paxton to the 45-day injured checklist and chosen catcher Wynston Sawyer, per a crew announcement. Sawyer will be part of the Yankees’ alternate web site.
This ends the common season for Paxton, who has been on the 10-day injured checklist with a flexor pressure since Aug. 20. Whereas the Yankees seem prone to make the playoffs, Paxton received’t be out there then from the outset.
Paxton turned in one other efficient (albeit injury-shortened) marketing campaign in 2019, the previous Mariner’s first in New York, and the Yankees have been relying on extra strong manufacturing from him this season. As an alternative, the 31-year-old totaled 20 1/three innings of 6.64 ERA ball and noticed his common fastball velocity drop from round 95 mph to 92.1. Even when the 31-year-old Paxton pitches once more throughout the fall, he figures to go into free company in an unfavorable place in a pair months.
Sawyer, beforehand with the Orioles, Dodgers and Twins organizations, signed a minor league contract with the Yankees in February. He topped out in Triple-A ball from 2018-19, throughout which he amassed 254 plate appearances and batted .277/.370/.405.

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