The Dodgers embrace Paxton.
Major League Baseball’s official website MLB.com said on January 24 (Korea Standard Time) that the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a contract with James Paxton.
The Dodgers will sign a one-year, 11 million-dollar contract with Paxton. If he is included in the opening roster, he will be paid a bonus of 1 million dollars and incentives up to 1 million dollars. The contract has not been officially announced yet.
The Dodgers, which acquired Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto through FA contracts and Tyler Glasnow through trade this winter, needed more starting pitchers as Ohtani could not take the mound this year. The Dodgers signed a one-year contract with Paxton to replace Ohtani.
Born in 1988 in Canada, left-hander Paxton was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2009 rookie draft (37th), but did not sign and received a fourth round pick by the Seattle Mariners in the 2010 re-entering draft. He made his big league debut in 2013 and played for Seattle until 2018. After moving to the New York Yankees prior to the 2019 season, Paxton spent the 2021 season back in Seattle and played for the Boston Red Sox in the 2022-2023 season.
He has always been a pitcher whose injury is a problem. Paxton has never played regular innings in the Major League. During the three years between the 2017-2019 season, he has displayed outstanding performance with 447 innings in 81 games, 38 wins and 17 losses, and 3.54 ERA, but 160.1 innings he played in 2018 is the most innings he has played in a single season as an individual. He has pitched more than 100 innings only four times. He missed the 2022 season due to Tommy John surgery in 2021, and played only 96 innings in 19 games last year due to knee injury.
His overall record in 10 big league seasons was 850.2 innings in 156 games, 64 wins and 38 losses, and 3.69 ERA. Last year’s record was 96 innings in 19 games, 7 wins and 5 losses, and 4.50 ERA. 헤라카지노도메인
The Dodgers, which acquired Paxton, will set up a starting rotation with Yamamoto, Glasnow, Walker Buehler, Bobby Miller, and Paxton. Julio Urías has not been able to take the mound due to domestic violence charges, and Clayton Kershaw, who became a free agent, remains under contract.