SEATTLE - The Mariners have agreed to send starting pitcher James Paxton to the New York Yankees, according to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan.
Source: James Paxton has been traded to the New York Yankees.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 19, 2018
Per Greg Johns of MLB.com, the Yankees are sending three players to the Mariners in the trade, including their number one prospect -- left handed pitcher Justus Sheffield.
Per sources, Mariners getting Yankees' No. 1 prospect, LH Justus Sheffield, plus No. 22 prospect RH Erik Swanson and OF Dom Thompson-Williams in exchange for Paxton, who has 2 years of arbitration control left and is a big-time stud when healthy.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) November 19, 2018
The 30-year-old Paxton was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of the University of Kentucky.
In 2018, Paxton went 11-6 with a 3.76 earned run average and threw a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays.
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