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Yankees pitcher Paxton out 3-4 months after back surgery

Yankees turn to James Paxton in Game 1 of ALDS against Twins
Posted at 5:03 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 17:03:01-05

New York Yankees left-hander James Paxton has had back surgery and is expected to be sidelined until May or June.

New York said Dr. Andrew Dossett performed a microscopic lumbar discectomy, in which a herniated disk is repaired, and removed a peridiscal cyst.

The Yankees estimated Paxton's approximate timeline to pitch in a major league game is three-to-four months.

Paxton left his final regular-season start, at Texas in Sept. 27, after one inning with what the Yankees said was a tight left glute muscle.

That ended Paxton's career-best streak of victories in 10 consecutive starts.