Yankees lefty James Paxton has back surgery, out 3-4 months

All during the offseason, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman worried about James Paxton's back pain and kept suggesting: “Let's just get the surgery out of the way. We're losing time.”

Paxton was examined by three doctors, who said the issue could resolve itself. “They all came to the same conclusion: No, no, no,” Cashman recalled.  But Paxton did not get better and finally had the operation Wednesday. He is expected to be sidelined until May or June.

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