The Mariners suffered a 10-4 defeat Tuesday night to the Chicago White Sox, but the biggest loss came not in the box score. Instead, it was with injuries.
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Big left-handed pitcher James Paxton struck out two in the first inning in his return to the Mariners after two seasons with the Yankees, but he left the game in the second inning with what was described after the game as a left forearm strain.
And that wasn’t all. Later in the game, starting outfielder Jake Fraley made a spectacular diving catch in left field but injured his hamstring on the play. He was removed shortly after.
On Wednesday, both Paxton and Fraley were placed on the 10-day injured list, with outfielder Braden Bishop and right-handed pitcher Ljay Newsome called up from the team’s alternate training site.
Mariner manager Scott Servais told reporters Wednesday morning that he had no update yet on the injuries to both Paxton and Fraley. Both underwent MRIs early in the morning.
In the case of Paxton, who has been one of the better pitchers in MLB when healthy, injuries are nothing new. Servais told reporters that he and Paxton have chatted multiple times since Paxton left Tuesday’s game with the injury.
“He stopped in my office late last night and (he’s) certainly very disappointed. I think leaving last night he was a little more optimistic that it wasn’t anything too serious,” Servais said.
Servais said it’s “hard to speculate” the extent of the injury and that he and the Mariners are waiting for the tests to come back. He feels for the southpaw who signed a one-year deal in free agency to return to Seattle.
“Pax has been through a lot in his career, he’s had a lot of different injuries that he’s dealt with,” Servais …read more
Source:: sports.MyNorthwest.com – Sports