Before suffering a possible season-ending shoulder injury on June 25, Floyd posted a 4.06 ERA and 1.00 WHIP while notching 30 strikeouts in 28 appearances (31 innings). The veteran was a productive member of the team's struggling bullpen through the first couple months of the season before getting injured. Originally he was diagnosed with right shoulder tightness, only later to find that 33-year-old had actually torn a lat and would miss 8-to-12 weeks. Even if Floyd is able to return this season, his role will be minimal as the team's pen has been bolstered by the acquisition of Jason Grilli and the improvement of other relievers who had previously been struggling.
Floyd (shoulder) suffered a torn lat and will be out for 8-to-12 weeks, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. Floyd was recently placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday with right shoulder tightness that forced him to leave Saturday's game against the White Sox. He will likely come back in late August if he doesn't suffer any setbacks during his rehab.
Floyd (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. Floyd was diagnosed with right shoulder tightness after the injury forced him to come out of the game during Saturday's 10-8 win over the White Sox. The right-hander underwent an MRI to determine the severity of his setback, but the Blue Jays don't expect to have the results available until later Sunday. With Floyd out of commission, the Blue Jays recalled Bo Schultz from Triple-A Buffalo to provide a healthy arm in the bullpen.
Tests are scheduled for Sunday to further diagnose the issue and manager John Gibbons hinted strongly that a trip to the disabled list was imminent, Sportsnet reports. hat would be a blow for the Blue Jays, who have come to rely on Floyd fairly heavily this season. Floyd underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013 before fracturing the olecranon bone in his elbow in both 2014 and 2015. After the game, Gibbons said he expected the team to make a decision very soon on whether the veteran will be placed on the DL. If so, Drew Hutchison is most likely to be called up from Triple-A Buffalo.
Floyd left this afternoon's game with tightness in his throwing shoulder, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports. Floyd flipped the ball back to Thole, asking for a new baseball, and then called for the trainer during the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the White Sox. He pitched to just two batters before being removed. The veteran has a 4.06 ERA in 31.1 innings pitched this season (29 appearances).