According to MLB.com’s Greg Johns, Paxton has been shut down with inflammation in his throwing shoulder. Johns says that the club hopes it will only be 5-7 days but it’s unclear at this point how much time will be added to his rehab stint because of this.
MRI showed James Paxton has inflammation in left shoulder. He'll be shut down until clears up, hoping 5-7 days.
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) May 28, 2014
Needless to say, Twitter has been all a-twitter with the news. So, for our Twitter Tuesday, let’s take a look at some of the things you are all saying.
— Bling Domepiece (@blingdomepiece) May 28, 2014
Very true. With all of the pitchers going down with elbow issues, needing Tommy John surgery, the Mariners are dealing with several pitchers that have been having shoulder problems.
Not that we now want to deal with elbow issues, it’s just an interesting set of circumstances. Someone knock on some wood….quickly! I do not want to start seeing guys have elbow problems now.
Finally reading about James Paxton and I want to cry.
— Ashley Carroll (@shakeitupbabyy) May 28, 2014
Us too. Though, more because this means we will probably have to endure at least two more starts by Brandon Maurer.
I legitimately teared up a bit seeing this James Paxton news. #Mariners
— Taylor Moulton (@RealTjMoulton) May 28, 2014
What’s with all the crying? He’s gonna be okay. The Mariners have made it this far without him, they will be okay.
I'm thinking one day there may be a "James Paxton Surgery" where they replace the whole arm.
— ___ (@Run_E_R_I_C) May 28, 2014
Ummmm……I don’t think so. Last I checked, his whole arm isn’t the problem. But I can understand your frustrations.
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