“It’s not the way I want it to be”Paxton, this time, hamstring injury.
Left-handed pitcher James Paxton started the exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida, on the 3rd, and allowed one strikeout and no runs in 1 2/3 innings. The performance was impeccable, but the problem was injury. Paxton complained of right hamstring pain after catching his second out count in the second inning and was immediately replaced by Rio Gomes.
Paxton underwent Tommy John Surgeon surgery in April 2021. Boston recruited Paxton in December of that year with a one-year, $10 million contract that included a two-year club option. An optional safety device was prepared in consideration of the rehabilitation period, but no news of Paxton’s return was heard. To make matters worse, he felt back pain and failed to make his Boston debut.
After the season, Boston did not implement a two-year, $26 million total club option. However, Paxton chose to stay with the $4 million player option. However, he was once again hampered by an unexpected injury in his first appearance in the spring camp exhibition game.
It’s the players who are frustrating. “It’s not the way I want it,” Paxton said. “I wanted to get through spring training neatly, but you know it was out of my control. “All I can do is do my best to solve this problem and pitch again,” he said.
Paxton, who made his big league debut in 2013, has 57 wins, 33 losses, and a 3.59 ERA. Since 2017, when he played for the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees, he has also achieved double-digit wins for three consecutive years.