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Gavin Floyd will join the Braves this weekend

Apr 30, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

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From Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

Gavin Floyd completed his minor league rehabilitation assignment Tuesday night with Triple-A Gwinnett, and barring something unforeseen, the Braves will activate him from the disabled list sometime this weekend.

Floyd has been on his rehab assignment for close to the 30-day max. In fact, the Braves have to activate him by Sunday.

The problem is there are no obvious openings in the starting rotation — Braves starters have combined for an MLB-best 1.90 ERA, and David Hale was recently bumped for Mike Minor (shoulder) despite posting a 2.31 ERA in four turns.

A bullpen assignment could be possible for Floyd, who has made just one relief appearance since the beginning of the 2008 season. He signed a one-year, $4 million free agent contract with Atlanta this winter after missing the large majority of the 2013 campaign because of Tommy John elbow surgery.

“When he’s ready to go, we’ll put him in here some place,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal Constitution before Wednesday’s game against the Marlins. “Plug him in.”

  1. Tarkus - Apr 30, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    “The problem is there are no obvious openings in the starting rotation”

    Wood and Harang are all too happy to oblige.

    • brownsbravescanes - Apr 30, 2014 at 11:04 PM

      Harangatrain is derailed. I want to see Wood stay in the rotation.

  2. thetxhammer - May 1, 2014 at 1:35 AM

    7 man rotation anyone?

    • renaado - May 1, 2014 at 4:22 AM

      As much I wanted to agree with this, I see a no possibility for a 7 man rotation to happen here. A 6 man rotation is most likely though if they apply the rotation same in Japan’s NPB 2 squads, 1 squad for a three game series( 3 starters) the 2nd squad(3 starters) for an another three game series, however days of rest could be much longer.

  3. DelawarePhilliesFan - May 1, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Thank God we got Freddy Garcia and his 1 win in a Phillie uni for Floyd.

    I tell you, RAJ traded all the Phillies young talent. Oh wait, that was Gillick who traded Floyd…..

  4. wpjohnson - May 1, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Other than possibly Teheran, the Braves have a rotation of No. 3 or lower starters. There is no Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, or Avery.

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