New York Yankees left-hander James Paxton will have an MRI after feeling some discomfort in his forearm/elbow area, manager Aaron Boone said after Thursday’s 10-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Paxton (1-2) started the game, allowing three runs over five innings while allowing one hit and walking four, striking out eight. He threw 83 pitches.
“For Pax right now hoping for the best, that we get good news there and hopefully to continue to work to get him right,” Boone said.
Shortstop Gleyber Torres also will undergo an MRI after leaving Thursday’s game with a tight left hamstring, Boone said.
Torres stumbled while running down the first-base line after hitting a grounder in the bottom of the third inning. He was replaced in the top of the fourth by Thairo Estrada, who played second base while Tyler Wade shifted to shortstop.