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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Braves Injury Update: Gavin Floyd won't throw for at least six more weeks

By on 8/27/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Atlanta Braves entered a series against the New York Mets on Tuesday seven and half games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. At 26th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Braves have relied on a pitching staff that is 5th in ERA. There is some news regarding injured starting pitcher Gavin Floyd, who will need at least another six weeks before he's able to throw. He should be ready for spring training next year.

Our own Evan Petzold reported on July 26 that Floyd, who fractured the olecranon in his elbow while throwing a curve ball on June 19, passed the first post-surgery test and was scheduled for checkups every four weeks. 

David O'Brien, who covers the Braves for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, tweeted the following on Floyd's status.
Floyd was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2001. He made his Major League debut in 2004 but struggled until 2008 when he went 17-8 with a 3.84 ERA with the White Sox. That started a streak of five years with ten or more wins. Last season, Floyd pitched in only five games and went 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA. In nine games with the Braves this season, Floyd is 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA. In 199 career games, Floyd is a .500 pitcher at 72-72 with a 4.40 ERA.

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