Mariners Finally Sign James Paxton

There seemed to be a time when James Paxton would never sign. The Blue Jays drafted the 6-foot-4, 220-pound lefthander in the first round two years ago, but working with agent Scott Boras meant he couldn't return to Kentucky to play, so he headed off to play with Grand Prairie and play an independent league schedule when he and the Blue Jays couldn't strike a deal.

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