Gavin Floyd RP TOR 1 month ago

Floyd will open the season in the Blue Jays' bullpen, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Floyd and Aaron Sanchez competed for the fifth starter job this spring, and manager John Gibbons announced Monday morning that Sanchez will open the season in the rotation, and Floyd will open it in the bullpen. Floyd did make it a close competition, posting a 2.19 ERA in his four spring appearances, so there's a good chance he would get the nod if the Blue Jays need to add a starter to the mix.

Gavin Floyd RP TOR 1 month ago

Floyd appears to be in a competition with Aaron Sanchez for the Jays' No. 5 starter job to begin the season, Sportsnet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pitching in spring training for the first time since 2013, Floyd has a 9:1 K:BB over eight innings this spring. Sanchez has also pitched well, including a 10:1 K:BB over nine innings of Grapefruit League play. It's believed that Drew Hutchison and Jesse Chavez are behind Floyd and Sanchez in the battle for the final rotation spot, while Sanchez is the current frontrunner to begin the year with the job.

Gavin Floyd RP TOR 3 months ago

Floyd's deal with the Blue Jays is a major-league deal worth $1 million, with a million more in incentives, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Floyd figured to miss all of 2015 after receiving elbow surgery, yet he managed to squeeze in seven relief experiences in September. Floyd's role with the Blue Jays is still up in the air, but the guaranteed money means he will almost certainly get a shot at the rotation in spring training.

Gavin Floyd RP TOR 3 months ago

Floyd and the Toronto Blue Jays are headed for a deal, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's unclear what the terms of the contract will be at this point. However, considering Floyd pitched in just seven games in 2015, all in relief, Floyd will likely receive a minor league contract with a non-roster spring training invite. Look for him to compete for either a swingman role, as he's a long shot to make Toronto's rotation.

Gavin Floyd RP TOR 8 months ago

Floyd (elbow) has been activated off the 60-day DL.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With rosters expanding Tuesday, the Indians are activating Floyd from the disabled list and the veteran righty will rejoin the big league roster. It's not a given that he'll be a regular part of their rotation, but he'll likely get some work out of the bullpen in September.

Gavin Floyd RP TOR 8 months ago

Floyd (elbow) will join the Indians in a relief role when rosters expand Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There's an outside chance he gets a spot start in the final month of the season but for now he'll fill a relief role for the Indians before hitting the free agent market this winter.

Gavin Floyd RP TOR 8 months ago

Floyd (elbow) is scheduled to throw three innings in a rehab appearance at Double-A Akron on Saturday and could rejoin the Indians in September, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Floyd and the Indians will determine the next steps following his rehab start but he could make a couple of starts for the Indians in September if he's able to get in enough innings down in the minors during his rehab.

Gavin Floyd RP TOR 8 months ago

Cleveland Indians pitcher Gavin Floyd will make a rehab start for the team's Rookie league affiliate Wednesday as he continues to recover from an elbow injury, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Floyd suffered a re-occurrence of the stress fracture that cut short his 2014 season and has yet to pitch in a game this year.

Gavin Floyd RP TOR 1 year ago

Floyd (elbow) indicated Monday that doctors haven't ruled out the possibility of him pitching this season, Paul Hoynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports.

Floyd is out of his cast and splint, but remains without a timetable for return. While there's a chance for him to pitch again this season, it's not a guarantee at this point and would likely require a rehab without setbacks. If he does return, it would probably come late into the season, so his fantasy value at this point remains minimal.

Gavin Floyd RP TOR 1 year ago

Floyd (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, Joe Reedy of FOX Sports Ohio reports.

Floyd is in danger of missing the entire season, after he re-injured the stress fracture in his right elbow. Even in a best-case scenario, he won't be available until the second half of the season.