The Indians announced a series of roster moves on Tuesday. The Indians activated right-hander Gavin Floyd and infielder Chris Johnson from the disabled list. They also recalled Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus. Floyd has not pitched this season after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. He was expected to miss the entire 2015 campaign but his recovery went better than originally thought. Johnson, who came over from the Braves in a waiver deal earlier this month, was placed on the DL back on Aug. 18 with an infection stemming from a spider bite. He was 9 for 21 in six games with the Indians prior to the injury. Armstrong was up earlier this year with the Indians, pitching 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.
The unlikley return story of Gavin Floyd has reached its peak, as Indians manager Terry Francona said Floyd will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Floyd has missed the entire season so far after having elbow surgery in the offseason. Floyd will be used out of the bullpen upon his return, Francona said, per MLB.com.
Indians pitcher Gavin Floyd was not sharp during his first rehab assignment game for the team's Rookie League affiliate on Wednesday. Floyd allowed four runs on four hits over 1 /3 innings. He also gave up a solo home run while walking one and striking out two. Floyd has been out all season after undergoing elbow surgery in spring training.
Indians right-hander Gavin Floyd is expected to pitch in his first rehab game on Wednesday. The veteran hurler has been out all season after underoing elbow surgery in spring training. It was originally thought that Floyd would miss the entire 2015 campaign following surgery to repair a stress fracture in his elbow. But he will start a rehab stint with the Indians' Arizona Rookie league team, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. There have been no indications whether Floyd will actually be able to return to a big-league mound this season.
The Indians set their Opening Day roster by sending four players to the disabled list. RHP Gavin Floyd was sent to the 60-day disabled list. Floyd was coming back from a stress fracture of his elbow and reinjured himself in spring training. Infielder Zach Walters (oblique), outfielder Nick Swisher (knees) and RHP Josh Tomlin (shoulder) were all placed on the 15-day disabled list.