James Paxton could begin throwing for Yankees again Wednesday

New York Yankees pitcher James Paxton (back) could resume throwing again as early as Wednesday.

What It Means:

It's the first real step on the road back to the mound for Paxton, who had a cyst removed from his back in February. He is still all but guaranteed to miss the beginning of the season, but it's a positive sign that he has experienced no setbacks in his recovery.

numberFire projects Paxton to throw for a 4.01 ERA in 2020, with 152 strikeouts to 44 walks, and 9 wins to 6 losses.