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Braves sign rehabbing Gavin Floyd to one-year deal

Dec 16, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

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Gavin Floyd and the Braves have finalized a one-year, $4 million deal with another $4.5 million in potential incentives, according to Jerry Crasnick of

Floyd underwent Tommy John surgery and flexor tendon surgery in May, so he’s unlikely to be ready for the beginning of the season and his status for the entire first half is definitely in some question.

It’s noteworthy that the contract doesn’t include an option for 2015, which is often what teams push for in incentive-laden one-year deals with rehabbing pitchers in the hopes that they can get some good value if the player is eventually healthy. Floyd, on the other hand, is no doubt eying the chance to re-enter the open market next offseason.

  1. Old Gator - Dec 16, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Well isn’t that lucrative. Hell, when the rest of us are rehabbing, the only thing they offer us to sign is a plea bargain.

    • realgone2 - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:09 PM

      or a pink slip

    • NatsLady - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:12 PM

      Gavin Floyd? Wait, that’s not a country music singer?

    • nymets4ever - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      Haha, always funny when people’s lack of basic economic understanding causes them to lash out at athletes.

      Uh…Gavin Floyd is rehabbing a rare talent that’s part of a larger game that draws millions upon millions of dollars, so the market dictates paying him those big bucks. A little different than you working on those stupid one-liners you come up with at whatever elderly mental facility you reside in. lol

      • baldeagle22 - Dec 16, 2013 at 12:44 PM

        Apparently this guy above has mistaken Gavin Floyd for Matt Harvey…

  2. aphillieated - Dec 16, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Welcome back to the NL East, Gavin.

  3. innout10 - Dec 16, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Well put Nymets4ever …you beat me to the punch on gator’s unbelievably witty comment hahaha… Some people just don’t get it.

  4. Walk - Dec 16, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    I think the earliest he pitches in the show would be around the second week of july. Expected recovery was around 14-19 months. I think it was a nice move. Been a while since he pitched in the nl and if he can eat some innings he can help the young pitchers by giving them a breather in the second half.

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