4 former Red Sox struggling mightily during 2024 spring training

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James Paxton

The Red Sox brought in James Paxton last season to serve as an experienced arm in a mostly young rotation. He made 19 starts for the Sox after dealing with some injuries that kept him sidelined for a spell at the beginning and end of the season.

Boston lost out to the Dodgers in competition for Paxton's services for 2024, and LA's pitching staff is desperate for experience and consistency. Paxton can probably bring that, but he's been off to a slow start this spring.

Paxton has made just one start of two innings and he posted a 4.50 ERA. He logged four strikeouts in those two innings, but he also allowed a hit and an earned run.

Paxton's numbers aren't bad, he's just made relatively few starts at this point in spring training. He and the Dodgers had to restructure the agreed upon contract due to an undisclosed health issue that Paxton has been dealing with, and hopefully, it does not keep him from pitching down the line.