When are the Red Sox planning to start James Paxton?

Fort Myers, FL – February 22: Boston Red Sox P James Paxton throws live batting practice. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

James Paxton is nearing the end of a rehab assignment.

Paxton has had some struggles on the assignment as he has a 6.23 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and a 26/16 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings. Despite this, the Red Sox will have to activate Paxton soon. He had been placed on the injured list with a hamstring injury at the beginning of March.

Speaking with reporters on Sunday manager Alex Cora said there is a “good chance that James Paxton will start against the Cardinals next weekend.”

It is unclear if the Red Sox will go with a six man rotation when Paxton returns of it someone is moved to the bullpen. There is a chance that Nick Pivetta could be the odd man out and move into the pen.

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