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Mariners’ Southpaw James Paxton No-Hits Blue Jays

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Major League Baseball experienced its third no-hitter of the young season on Tuesday night, this time courtesy of Seattle Mariners lefty James Paxton.

Paxton walked three and struck out seven Toronto Blue Jays, inducing a sharp Josh Donaldson groundout to third on the 99th pitch to complete his first career no-no.

The no-hitter was the sixth in Mariners franchise history.

Paxton’s no-hitter was his second consecutive dominant start, as it followed a 16-strikeout performance against the Oakland Athletics on May 2. Obviously, Paxton is solidifying himself as an ace-type pitcher with these last two gems.

Talk about a memorable homecoming for Paxton, who is originally from British Columbia.

According to MLB.com’s Greg Johns, Paxton is the second Canadian to throw a no-hitter, and the first since 1945 (Dick Fowler).

“To have it happen in Canada. What are the odds? It’s pretty amazing. Just very special,” said Paxton. “And against the Blue Jays? You couldn’t write this stuff.”

Paxton, 29, was originally drafted by Toronto as the 37th overall pick in the 2009 MLB draft, but did not sign; he was drafted in the fourth round a year later by Seattle before signing in March 2011.

Paxton joins Athletics lefty Sean Manaea as the only two pitchers to throw individual no-hitters this season; the Los Angeles Dodgers combined to no-hit the San Diego Padres on Friday to account for the season’s third.

All three no-nos this season have occurred in different countries (United States, Mexico, Canada), an interesting fact to say the least.

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Mariners to Sign Cory Gearrin

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The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year, Major League contract with right-handed reliever Cory Gearrin, according to the Seattle Times’ Ryan Divish.

The Mariners will now have to clear a spot on their 40-man roster, thanks to the addition of Gearrin and Tim Beckham.

Gearrin, 32, was well traveled last season, spending time with the Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, and the Oakland Athletics, posting a combined 3.77 on the season.

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Mariners to Sign Tim Beckham

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The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with infielder Tim Beckham, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

Beckham was non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles earlier this winter, posted a slash line of .230/.287/.374 during the 2018 season.

It’s likely that Beckham will become a key utility contributor for Seattle moving forward.

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Rangers Sign Shelby Miller

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a one-year, major league deal with right hander Shelby Miller, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Miller, who has already passed his physical, missed most of the 2018 season due to numerous elbow issues, and underwent Tommy John surgery back in 2017, so there is risk involved with his signing.

Prior to the injuries, Miller was considered one of the major’s most promising young pitchers.

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