Red Sox Add Veteran Starting Pitcher in Free Agency
With the MLB's 2022 lockout looming, teams around the leagues are making a furious push to sign the top free agents on the market.
Not only are teams signing top free agents, but landing important depth pieces as well. That's exactly what the Boston Red Sox did on Tuesday night when they inked left-handed starting pitcher James Paxton to a one-year deal.
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MLB insider Jeff Passan reports that the deal is worth $10 million and includes a two-year club option.
Paxton is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery and will be ready to go for the 2022 season. The nine-year MLB veteran threw just 1.1 innings for the Seattle Mariners last year before requiring surgery.
Prior to rejoining the Mariners in 2021, the team he pitched for from 2013-18, Paxton pitched two seasons for rival New York Yankees. He's had a history of injury troubles but owns three seasons with at least 24 starts.
Paxton pitches to a career 3.59 ERA and 1.212 WHIP while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. The 33-year-old LHP adds much-needed depth to Boston's pitching staff behind names such as Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi.
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