Floyd's deal with the Blue Jays is a major-league deal worth $1 million, with a million more in incentives, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Floyd figured to miss all of 2015 after receiving elbow surgery, yet he managed to squeeze in seven relief experiences in September. Floyd's role with the Blue Jays is still up in the air, but the guaranteed money means he will almost certainly get a shot at the rotation in spring training.
Floyd and the Toronto Blue Jays are headed for a deal, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. It's unclear what the terms of the contract will be at this point. However, considering Floyd pitched in just seven games in 2015, all in relief, Floyd will likely receive a minor league contract with a non-roster spring training invite. Look for him to compete for either a swingman role, as he's a long shot to make Toronto's rotation.
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.