Canadian left-hander James Paxton agrees to one-year, $10M deal with Red Sox

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton throws to a Chicago White Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)

Canadian left-hander James Paxton and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a one-year, $10-million deal with a two-year club option, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.

Sportsnet 650's Chad Dey was first to report on the agreement early Wednesday morning.

The team made the deal official on Wednesday night.

The 33-year-old Paxton, from Ladner, B.C., suffered a left elbow injury in his first start with the Seattle Mariners in 2021 and then underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery.

The six-foot-four former ace returned to the Mariners for a second stint in 2021 after signing a one-year, $8.5-million deal.

Paxton is 57-33 with a 3.59 ERA in his nine-year major league career with the Mariners and New York Yankees.

Paxton will become the second Canadian pitcher on the Red Sox, joining Victoria's Nick Pivetta.

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