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Yankees News: James Paxton 'Back to Full Strength' After Surgery on Back Injury

New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton will be ready to go if and when the 2020 MLB season begins.

In an interview with the YES Network (h/t ESPN), Paxton said Friday that he's "back to full strength" after undergoing back surgery in February. Paxton specifically underwent a microscopic lumbar discectomy to repair a herniated disk and remove a peridiscal cyst.

With regard to his current condition, Paxton said: "I think I've thrown probably 12, 14 bullpens. It's my back feeling really good. My back is a non-issue. I feel totally healthy, so I'll be ready to go as soon as the season comes about.