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Seattle's James Paxton leaves with injury in 2nd inning

Left-hander James Paxton departed the first start of his second stint with the Mariners due to discomfort in his pitching elbow after throwing just 24 pitches.
Credit: AP
Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton, third from right, talks with manger Scott Servais, second from right, and a trainer after he experienced an injury, during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Seattle. Paxton left the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Left-hander James Paxton departed the first start of his second stint with the Seattle Mariners due to discomfort in his pitching elbow after throwing just 24 pitches against the White Sox. 

Paxton grimaced after throwing a 92 mph fastball to Chicago’s Andrew Vaughn with one out in the second inning. 

Manager Scott Servais and a trainer immediately came to the mound while Paxton bent over with his hands on his knees. 

After some discussion, Paxton walked off and was replaced by Nick Margevicius. 

Paxton remained in the dugout to watch after he left the mound.