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Gavin Floyd | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (4) / PHI

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Blue Jays released RHP Gavin Floyd.
Floyd re-signed with Toronto on a minor league deal this winter but is still working his way back from a shoulder injury he suffered last June. The 33-year-old could be a valuable bullpen piece for a team if he can get healthy. Wed, Apr 5, 2017 09:54:00 AM

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Blue Jays re-signed RHP Gavin Floyd to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Floyd was shut down last June with a sprained shoulder capsule, first reported to be a torn lat muscle, and did not return to pitch at the major league level. He's hoping to be somewhere close to 100 percent for the start of spring training in February and will presumably compete for a long relief role with the Jays. The 33-year-old right-hander has actually posted pretty good results out of the bullpen when healthy.
Thu, Jan 5, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Gavin Floyd (shoulder) has resumed throwing but remains without a timetable.

Floyd did not suffer a torn lat as originally reported and is actually dealing with a sprained shoulder capsule. It might be too late for Floyd to make it back before the end of 2016 but at least the right-hander is finally beginning to show signs of progress.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 05:13:00 PM

Blue Jays transferred RHP Gavin Floyd from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The club now has an extra 40-man roster spot to play with. Floyd could miss the rest of the season with a partial tear of his right lat muscle.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 08:56:00 AM

Gavin Floyd is expected to miss eight to 12 weeks with a partial tear of his lat muscle.

In other words, there's a pretty good chance that he's done for the year. His bad luck on the injury front continues. Floyd has been a useful bullpen piece at times this season, posting a 4.06 ERA and 30/8 K/BB ratio over 31 innings.
Source: Toronto Star
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 03:03:00 PM

Blue Jays placed RHP Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tightness.

Floyd had to depart Saturday's game due to the ailment. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Bo Schultz has assumed his spot in the Blue Jays' bullpen.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016 12:01:00 PM

Gavin Floyd left Saturday's game against the White Sox with right shoulder tightness.

That's his throwing shoulder, in case you were wondering. Floyd faced just two batters before exiting in the sixth inning. The 33-year-old has had a so-so year out of the Blue Jays' pen, pitching to a 4.06 ERA over 31 innings of work. Given his long history of injuries, it wouldn't be a shock to see Floyd land on the disabled list.
Sat, Jun 25, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Gavin Floyd will be in the Blue Jays' bullpen.

It was decided Monday morning that Aaron Sanchez, not Floyd, is going to serve as the Blue Jays' fifth starter to open the 2016 regular season. Floyd pitched well this spring and should do well in long relief. He could be asked to make a spot start here and there.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 09:29:00 AM

Gavin Floyd pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings out of the pen Sunday against the Pirates.

Floyd is still technically in the mix for a rotation spot, but his hope for making the Blue Jays is in middle relief. He's helped himself with a 2.19 ERA in 12 1/3 innings.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Gavin Floyd was solid for two innings, allowing one run, Thursday against the Pirates.

Floyd is coming back from a broken bone in his elbow, the second time he's tried to do so. He's behind Aaron Sanchez, Jesse Chavez and Drew Hutchinson in line for a spot in Toronto's rotation, so his best hope is to make the Jays as a reliever. It might be for the best if he starts off on the DL and spends April pitching in the minors.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Wednesday that the club is looking at Gavin Floyd as a starter and a reliever.

Signed to a one-year, $1 million deal last week, Floyd will be stretched out as a starter during spring training, but they are open-minded about his potential role. Given that the Blue Jays already have more starters than rotation spots, the bullpen might be the best fit for him. For what it's worth, Atkins said that Floyd's showing as a reliever down the stretch for the Indians last season is what made them want to take the gamble.
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 03:08:00 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $1 million contract.

Floyd also has the potential to earn an additional $1 million in incentives based on days that he's on the active roster. It's unclear if the Jays plan to use him in the rotation or out of the bullpen where he finished the 2015 campaign with the Indians.
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 12:40:00 PM

The Blue Jays and free agent Gavin Floyd are in agreement on a deal, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.

The agreement is pending a physical. Floyd didn't pitch until September last season after re-fracturing the olecranon bone in his right elbow in March. He struggled in three minor league starts following his return, posting an 11.57 ERA before putting up a more respectable 2.70 ERA in seven relief appearances with the Indians down the stretch. Floyd will provide some rotation depth for the Jays.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 09:41:00 PM

Gavin Floyd (elbow) has been throwing off a mound without issue for the last two weeks.

Floyd was offered a tryout at the Orioles' minicamp in Sarasota, Florida in early January but didn't feel like he was ready. Now that he has ramped up his offseason workouts, the O's might take another look. Floyd re-fractured the olecranon bone in his right elbow last March and did not make an appearance until September. He is probably going to have to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league deal.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 02:31:00 PM

Gavin Floyd's agent, Mike Moye, told Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish that his client respectfully declined to throw at the Orioles' minicamp this week.

The possibility was suggested by Orioles manager Buck Showalter on Monday. Moye said his client has been healthy since the final month of last season and that his offseason preparations have been going well. Why he doesn't believe that a tryout with the Orioles was necessary, he'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal with someone.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 02:30:00 PM

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