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Gavin Floyd | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 247
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (4) / PHI
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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. Jun 26 - 12:01 PM

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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.
Jun 25 - 5:02 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.
Mar 28 - 9:29 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.
Mar 20 - 3:56 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.
Mar 3 - 5:37 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.
Feb 10 - 3:08 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.
Feb 6 - 12:40 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.
Feb 4 - 9:41 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.
Feb 4 - 2:31 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.
Jan 12 - 2:30 PM

Rich Dubroff of CSNMidAtlantic.com reports that the Orioles are considering signing Gavin Floyd to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Floyd signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Indians last winter but re-fractured his right olecranon bone in March and didn't make an appearance until September. The veteran right-hander would likely be battling for a long relief job in O's camp. He hasn't made more than 10 appearances for a major league team since 2012.
Jan 11 - 2:11 PM

Gavin Floyd said Thursday that he'd "definitely be interested" in re-signing with the Indians.

The one-year, $4 million deal the Indians signed Floyd to last winter hasn't worked out, as he re-broke his right olecranon bone and had to have surgery in March. However, he made it back earlier this month and has looked good, hitting 94 mph. The Tribe's rotation for next season looks full at the moment, although it's possible they could trade a starter in order to add offense.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Indians activated RHP Gavin Floyd from the 60-day disabled list.

Floyd underwent elbow surgery in March to repair a second break of the right olecranon bone in his pitching elbow. In his last rehab outing, the 32-year-old tossed three innings of scoreless ball, allowing three hits. He'll work out of the Indians pen in September as he looks to gain some momentum heading into free agency in the off-season.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 12:41:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 05:00:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 05:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Jason Grilli
5Joe Biagini
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Chad Girodo
10Bo Schultz