Yankees hopeful James Paxton will return this week
The New York Yankees are apparently close to getting one member of their injury-hit starting rotation back in action.
Manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that the Yankees are hoping they can get starter James Paxton back into the rotation at some point during their upcoming series against the San Diego Padres, which begins on Monday.
Word from Tampa is that James Paxton was able to throw his side, long-toss and PFP. Boone hopes that Paxton can slot into the rotation during the Padres series.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 26, 2019
Paxton last pitched on May 3 and has been sidelined with left knee inflammation. He’d had a 3.11 ERA before landing on the IL.
The Yankees are finally starting to get some of their injured players back after a brutal start to the season health-wise. They’ve also managed to start 34-17 despite all the setbacks, so they could become even more formidable in the weeks to come.