James Paxton is on his way to join the Yankees’ rotation from day one of the season | Mike Stobe / .

James Paxton is working on the speed and movement of his releases, according to a report by Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network.

The left-hander underwent surgery on his back on February 5, but he is already recovered and is expected to be part of the New York Yankees rotation when the season starts.

After throwing around 12 bullpen sessions, Paxton has started experimenting with new ways to catch the ball, something that gives more rotation and speed to his fast pitching, although it is not certain that this new technique will be the one he will use when it’s up to him to face hitters.

Last season, Paxton finished with a record of 15 wins and 6 losses, with a 3.82 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.