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James Paxton headed to Yankees in trade that sends Justus Sheffield to Mariners

James Paxton headed to Yankees in trade that sends Justus Sheffield to Mariners

The Yankees made the first major move of the off-season on Monday, acquiring lefthanded starter James Paxton from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield and two minor leaguers.

Paxton, who went 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 28 starts in 2018, represents a significant upgrade for the Yankees starting rotation, a weakness on a team that won 100 games and finished eight games behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL East.

But Paxton may not be the last addition to the Yankees starting pitching staff, as the Bombers are expected to bid on free-agent lefthander Patrick Corbin, who went 11-7 for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, as well as inquire about...

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