Former Mariners Starting Pitcher James Paxton Has Been Traded To The Yankees

James Paxton has been traded to the Yankees for three prospects, including top-rated SP Justus Sheffield. This should come as no surprise as GM Brian Cashman has already said the Yankees intend on spending big this offseason. Sheffield is the headliner for Seattle, as he will immediately become their top prospect and should spend ample time in the big league rotation in 2019. Paxton’s health history is sketchy to say the least — he’s never thrown more than 160 1/3 innings in the majors — but he’s a legitimate ace when on the mound. The Yankees will have the left-hander under team control for two years.