Mariners left-handed starting pitcher James Paxton has been named the American League's Player of the Week for the period ending yesterday.

Paxton threw 15 innings of shutout baseball en route to a victory in the Mariners home opener last Monday and a stellar eight-inning performance against the Texas Rangers on Saturday night in which he struck out nine batters in eight innings of work.

After his first three starts on the 2017 campaign, the 28-year-old Canadian has a 2-0 record and is at or near the top in ERA (0.00), victories, batting average against (.113) and WHIP (0.57).