Reports: Mariners trade James Paxton to New York Yankees

Reports: Mariners trade James Paxton to New York Yankees

James Paxton #65 of the Seattle Mariners delivers against the Oakland Athletics in the seventh inning at Safeco Field on May 2, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — The Mariners have agreed to send starting pitcher James Paxton to the New York Yankees, according to Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan.

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.

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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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