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Gavin Floyd | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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The Indians will activate right-hander Gavin Floyd (elbow) from the disabled list on Tuesday.
Floyd has spent most of the season recovering from elbow surgery. He struggled in his first rehab appearance but looked much better in his last outing (3 IP, 3 H, 0 R). The 32-year-old will pitch out of the bullpen for Cleveland. Aug 29 - 5:00 PM

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Gavin Floyd (elbow) will make his second rehab start Saturday for Double-A Akron.

Floyd tossed three scoreless innings Monday in a rookie league game. The veteran right-hander needed surgery in March to repair a re-break of the right olecranon bone in his pitching elbow and might not make an appearance at the major league level this season. He will become a free agent five days after the 2015 World Series.
Aug 25 - 5:57 PM

Gavin Floyd (elbow) will make his first minor league rehab start Wednesday with the Indians' rookie league team.

Floyd underwent surgery in March to repair a re-break of the right olecranon bone in his elbow. The veteran right-hander was originally expected to miss the rest of the season, but he could go into the winter with some peace of mind.
Aug 18 - 9:46 AM

Indians placed RHP Gavin Floyd on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow fracture.

He had surgery three weeks ago and is expected to miss the entire season. Floyd is on a one-year contract, so he'll hit free agency again over the winter.
Apr 5 - 1:55 PM

Gavin Floyd (elbow) will begin range-of-motion exercises in two weeks.

Floyd had surgery on Tuesday to repair a re-break of the right olecranon bone in his elbow. The Indians are saying only he's out indefinitely at this point, but he's expected to miss the entire season.
Mar 19 - 9:55 PM

Gavin Floyd will undergo surgery on his injured right elbow Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Thomas Graham and Dr. Mark Shickendantz will perform the procedure -- a re-fixation of the right olecranon bone in Floyd's right elbow. Floyd has been limited to 14 starts over the past two seasons due to chronic elbow issues and he can probably now be written off for all of 2015. The 32-year-old right-hander signed a one-year, $4 million free agent contract with the Indians in December.
Mar 16 - 1:16 PM

Gavin Floyd (elbow) will be sent to receive a second opinion.

Floyd re-fractured the olecranon bone in his right elbow and is in the process of determining the next course of action. Surgery would surely end the right-hander's season. "This is a major thing for his career, and you don't want to rush into anything," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "I think he had a day or two to kind of take a deep breath, and now he's on the next step of how he's going to get fixed."
Mar 12 - 6:28 PM

Gavin Floyd has suffered a re-injury of the stress fracture in his right elbow.

Awful news for Floyd, who saw his 2014 season come to an end due to a stress fracture in the elbow. He's currently mulling over his options, which includes surgery. It was a risk for the Indians to guarantee $4 million to Floyd given his recent history and now it has come back to bite them. With Floyd sidelined, Danny Salazar and T.J. House now appear to be the favorites for the final two spots in the Indians' rotation.
Mar 10 - 1:21 PM

Gavin Floyd is undergoing an MRI on his right elbow.

Floyd was scratched from his Cactus League debut Sunday due to discomfort in his throwing arm. The Indians are hoping that it's just some general spring soreness, but they'll make sure before pushing him further. Floyd made only nine starts last year due to elbow trouble. He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013.
Mar 9 - 12:58 PM

Gavin Floyd (general soreness) will long-toss on Sunday.

Floyd recently had to halt a live batting practice session after feeling some soreness in a different part of his arm than was operated on last June. The right-hander has expressed optimism that it's merely "normal" spring training soreness, but we'll have to see how he recovers over the next several days.
Mar 8 - 3:04 PM

Gavin Floyd had to halt a live batting practice session on Wednesday after seven pitches due to "general soreness."

Floyd isn't concerned, but his next step has yet to be determined. Indians manager Terry Francona noted that the soreness the righty is experiencing is in a different spot than was operated on last June. If Floyd were get a late start to the season, Danny Salazar and T.J. House could both be penciled into the Indians' rotation.
Mar 6 - 11:14 AM

Gavin Floyd (elbow) successfully made it through his first live batting practice session on Sunday without issue.

It's the first time that the veteran right-hander had faced a live hitter since sustaining his elbow injury in June. Floyd wound up throwing around 50 pitches including warm-ups and came away from the session feeling good. He'll repeat the exercise again on Wednesday.
Mar 1 - 8:47 PM

Gavin Floyd (elbow) is only slightly behind the other Indians pitchers at the beginning of spring training.

Floyd underwent surgery last June to repair a fractured olecranon in his right elbow. The Indians are just proceeding extra cautiously here, as he's expected to be in game action by the second week of March and ready to roll on Opening Day. Floyd has already been promised a spot in the Tribe's rotation.
Feb 19 - 7:38 PM

Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said Tuesday that the newly-signed Gavin Floyd has a spot in the rotation locked up.

It's not a surprise, but it's nice to have some clarity. Antonetti said that Floyd will join Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer in the rotation, leaving Danny Salazar, T.J. House, Zach McAllister and Josh Tomlin to battle for the final spot in spring training. Salazar has to be considered the favorite.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 08:28:00 PM

Indians signed RHP Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $4 million contract.

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish says the deal includes $6 million in performance-based bonuses. Floyd was limited to nine starts in 2014 due to a fractured olecranon in his right elbow. He also underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in 2013. But the expectation is that Floyd will be fully healthy by the start of the 2015 season, and there's a chance he'll wind up being a nice addition for the Tribe.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Mike Aviles
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Jose Ramirez
3B1Giovanny Urshela
2Chris Johnson
LF1Michael Brantley
2Zach Walters
CF1Abraham Almonte
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Jerry Sands
DH1Ryan Raburn
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Danny Salazar
5Cody Anderson
6T.J. House
7Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Austin Adams
4Zach McAllister
5Ryan Webb
6Jeff Manship
7Kyle Crockett
8Nick Hagadone
9Shawn Armstrong