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Yankees put Canadian lefty James Paxton on IL with forearm strain

The New York Yankees placed left-handed starting pitcher James Paxton on the 10-day injured list Monday with a Grade 1 strain of the forearm flexor in his throwing arm.

Oft-injured starting pitcher from Ladner, B.C., won't throw for 14 days

Yankees’ starting pitcher James Paxton of Ladner, B.C., is on the 10-day injured list with a forearm strain. He has a 1-1 record and 6.64 ERA across five starts this season. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees placed left-handed starting pitcher James Paxton on the 10-day injured list, the team announced Monday.

The move is retroactive to Aug. 21.

Paxton was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of the forearm flexor in his throwing arm after undergoing an MRI exam at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Friday.

Paxton won't throw for 14 days, manager Aaron Boone said Saturday.

Paxton owns a 1-1 record with a 6.64 earned-run average in five starts in 2020, one season removed from a 15-6 record with a 3.82 ERA.

The 31-year-old has a 57-33 record with a 3.58 ERA in 136 career appearances (all starts) with the Seattle Mariners (2013-18) and Yankees.

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