OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Seattle Mariners ace James Paxton was placed on the disabled list after being hit by a line drive on his pitching arm Tuesday night.
X-rays on Paxton’s left arm were negative, and he was diagnosed with a forearm contusion.
Paxton allowed a leadoff home run to Oakland’s Marcus Semien and struck out Matt Chapman before Jed Lowrie lined a 2-1 pitch back up the middle. Manager Scott Servais and a team trainer rushed from the dugout to check on Paxton, who seemed hesitant to move his left arm.
After the game, Paxton told reporters he felt tightness in his arm and could not grip a baseball.
Paxton is 10-5 with a 3.68 ERA this season. He entered the day 11th among qualified starters with 3.6 wins above replacement, per Fangraphs.