Casper Wells Day-to-Day, James Paxton shut down
Casper Wells took a Brandon Morrow fastball to the face tonight, but his nose is somehow, impossibly, not broken. He turned his face, and the ball just glanced off his nose such that it left it bloodied but essentially unscathed. The play looked ugly, but a broken nose would’ve resulted in a lot more blood and gore. A shaken Wells spoke to reporters after the game, and Eric Wedge said that he was day-to-day; no DL time.
Meanwhile, lefty James Paxton, who was a late scratch for AA Jackson, has been shut down for the year according to, er, Paxton, via Jackson radio guy Chris Harris. Honestly, it makes sense given Paxton’s winding path to the high minors (and some back pain). Shutting him down after 95 innings could also allow him to play in the Arizona Fall League along side Danny Hultzen; we’ll see. The M’s have a lot of options for the AFL this year, and the Peoria Javelinas should be a fun team to watch this November.