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Gavin Floyd

Gavin Christopher Floyd (born January 27, 1983, in Annapolis, Maryland) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. He ... More »Gavin Christopher Floyd (born January 27, 1983, in Annapolis, Maryland) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. He stands 6' 5" tall, weighs 220 pounds, and throws and bats right-handed. In 2001, Floyd was selected fourth by the Phillies in the MLB amateur draft, immediately before fellow Mount Saint Joseph High School graduate Mark Teixeira. In his first professional season (2002), Floyd pitched for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League (SAL). A highlight of his impressive first year (2.77 ERA, .200 BAA) was pitching the first nine-inning no-hitter in BlueClaws history on July 24 against the Lexington Legends. However, Floyd actually lost the game, 1-0, due to a pair of sixth-inning errors, making him the first SAL pitcher since 1966 to lose a no-hitter. In 2004, Floyd was a non-roster invitee to spring training. He began the season with the Reading Phillies (AA) and did not allow any runs in his first 4 starts, allowing only 1... [ Wikipedia ]

Minor poised to return; Floyd needs more time

There was some thought that Gavin Floyd might also join Atlanta's starting rotation by the end of this month. But Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he now expects Floyd to make at least two more Minor League starts before completing his bid to return from Tommy John elbow ...

Heyward's night off has nothing to do with Niese

NEW YORK -- When the Braves entered this season with an injury-depleted rotation, they did not have much reason to believe they would near the end of April wondering who they might remove once Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd are declared ready to pitch at the Major League level. Minor was ...

Is the Atlanta Braves Rotation for Real or Simply Overachieving?

The Braves will soon get Mike Minor back from his slow recovery from offseason surgery, and shortly after he returns they will get Gavin Floyd back from his long recovery from Tommy John surgery. That means two of the guys in the current rotation will need to step aside in favor of Minor ...

Rotation has been key to Braves' fast start

The Braves have been eagerly awaiting the return of Mike Minor (sore shoulder) and offseason signing Gavin Floyd (Tommy John surgery) to the rotation. Both will make rehab starts on Friday, with Minor projected to return early next week if all goes well. Entering Thursday's action, the ...

Richard Justice: Braves continue to do things right

Wren also signed free-agent right-hander Gavin Floyd, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery. He had no idea when Floyd would be ready to pitch, but guessed he might be the perfect addition to the staff, say, in the second half of the season. Floyd could be just a few ...

Floyd, Medlen remain on target for returns

ET PHILADELHIA -- Even with the emergence of Monday night's starter Ervin Santana and Aaron Harang, the Braves are looking forward to the return of Gavin Floyd (Tommy John surgery) and Kris Medlen to the rotation. The two had quality outings on Sunday, with Floyd allowing two runs ...

Ervin Santana to make season debut against Mets

Atlanta opened with a four-man rotation while waiting for Santana, left-hander Mike Minor and right-hander Gavin Floyd to join the pitching staff. Minor's spring training was slowed by tendinitis in his left shoulder, and Floyd is returning from elbow surgery last May 7. Minor and ...

Ervin Santana's Smooth Debut Proves He Belongs on Baseball's Best Starting Staff

This scene could be repeated two more times before the month is over, as Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd are both working their way back to the majors. The Braves hope to see the smiling face and dominant stuff of Ervin Santana every five days. Minor was slowed in spring training because of ...

Minor makes another pain-free rehab appearance

Some of Minor's struggles on Tuesday could be blamed on the fact that he was working in relief of Gavin Floyd, who allowed one earned run and completed four innings in his latest rehab stint. As he nears the end of his recovery from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery, Floyd ...

Revisiting Aaron Harang and his new 'no-hit' style

While some of his success has undoubtedly been fueled by good luck on balls in play -- his BABIP is .150 for the year, versus a career average of .307 -- even if you grant him some regression, the Braves might have found a serviceable stopgap until Minor and Gavin Floyd are ready to ...

Nationals-Cardinals discussion thread: Game 17

The Braves, on the other hand, without Brandon Beachy, Kris Medlen and Gavin Floyd, lead the majors with a 1.58 starters ERA. Gio Gonzalez takes the mound after a clunker against the Braves in Atlanta on Sunday. Despite that game, he still leads the Nationals starters with a 3.50 ERA. ...

Springer joins Astros just in time to help AL ROY candidacy

Hale will likely be bumped from Atlanta's rotation by the end of May if Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd return on schedule. Bolsinger is a non-prospect who was just called up as part of a desperate rotation shuffle and won't make his first major league start until Saturday. Cubs prospect ...

MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for April 19

( MLB.com ) Braves : RHP Gavin Floyd (Tommy John surgery) will make at least two more minor league rehab starts. ( MLB.com ) Cubs : 1B Anthony Rizzo left Saturday's game with back spasms and is day-to-day ( MLB.com ) ... RHP Jake Arrieta (shoulder) will make his final minor league rehab ...

Braves’ system an unsung model for success

Gavin Floyd, who Atlanta signed for $4 million to complete his Tommy John rehab, is scheduled back next month. The rotation looks as if it will be reinforced, and — big picture — this is a mostly young team that with the anticipated dough from a new stadium opening in 2017 has inked ...

MLB rumors, injuries and news roundup for April 14

Minor is coming off a 2013 season in which he pitched to a 3.21 ERA (121 ERA+) in 204 2/3 innings pitched ... O'Brien also writes that RHP Gavin Floyd (Tommy John surgery) is about two weeks away from being activated ... CL Craig Kimbrel is day-to-day with a sore shoulder ( Kevin McAlpin ...

Braves Baseball: Grading Atlanta's Offseason Acquisitions

So were Kris Medlen, Gavin Floyd and Brandon Beachy. It was paramount that Atlanta acquire another reliable arm before the season. Lucky for them, Ervin Santana happened to be stewing in free agency, after no one would come near his contract demands, since they were coupled with draft ...

Phil Rogers: Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp's two-homer game and more from Week 1

There's help on the way, too, as Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd have begun Minor League rehab assignments. • It was a quiet weekend for Jose Abreu in Kansas City, but he made an impression in the season-opening series against the Twins. Gardenhire intentionally walked the White Sox slugger ...

The Small Sample Size All-Stars: 10 players off to surprising hot starts

The regression will come, but, as I wrote last week, the Braves only need Harang’s success to last until Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd are ready to come off the disabled list...

New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves

... Braves LHP Mike Minor (sore shoulder) and RHP Gavin Floyd (elbow surgery) are scheduled for their next rehab appearances on Sunday. ... RHP Pedro Beato was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett to clear a roster spot for Santana. ... Braves RHP David Hale will face Mets RHP Jenry Mejia in ...

Mark Bradley: Ervin's big night in Atlanta

A rotation decimated in March has gotten another boost, and Mike Minor and Gavin Floyd are on their way. At the rate this is going, the team that was strapped for starting pitching will again be swimming in the stuff. As for hitting ... Is there any chance Ervin Santana can play center ...

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