LHP James Paxton Signs

James Paxton:

4-22 from: - link  - James Paxton will have a lot riding on every pitch he throws for the unaffiliated Grand Prairie AirHogs in the coming weeks, and a big target on his chest each time he takes the mound. The left-hander from Ladner, B.C., enters the 2010 draft as one of its more intriguing prospects and bigger wildcards after being chosen 37th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays last year and failing to reach agreement on a contract with them. Those unsuccessful talks triggered a long and complicated chain of events that resulted in him signing last week with the AirHogs, one of 10 teams in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball that begins play May 14.


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