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Orioles monitoring rehab of free agent Gavin Floyd

Nov 19, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

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Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun passes along this inside scoop:

The Orioles have some interest in free agent right-hander Gavin Floyd and have been monitoring his progress as he recovers from elbow surgery, according to industry sources.

The 30-year-old Floyd, who starred at Mount St. Joseph’s before being selected by the Philadelphia Phillies with the fourth overall pick in the 2001 amateur draft, underwent Tommy John surgery in May, when he also had a torn flexor tendon repaired.

The initial thought after Floyd underwent those dual elbow surgeries was that he’d need two full years of recovery time, but his agent Mike Moye told MLB Trade Rumors on Tuesday that Floyd is aiming to begin pitching off a mound by early-December and could be at full strength by Opening Day. Of course, an agent’s job is to provide a favorable client profile.

Floyd, a native of Annapolis, Maryland, just finished up a seven-year run with the Chicago White Sox during which he registered a 4.22 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 7.1 K/9 across 168 starts (1,042 2/3 total innings).

  1. mvd513 - Nov 20, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    They must need a 4th starter bad.

    • joeflaccosunibrow - Nov 20, 2013 at 8:31 AM

      We need a starter that can go more than 5 innings without giving up 4 runs. I would tune in around the 2nd inning and we were already down by 2 or 3 runs.

      I am not sure of the stat, but they gave up runs in the first inning every game last year.

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