Floyd to have Tommy John surgery, Peavy set to start Wednesday
White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd will have season-ending Tommy John surgery Tuesday, but Jake Peavy is ready to get back in the rotation Wednesday.
Monday afternoon provided both bad news and good news when it came to the status of two White Sox starting pitchers. Let's start with the bad, so you can leave on a high note.
Gavin Floyd will have season-ending Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. He'll have the procedure done by Dr. David Altchek in New York City on Tuesday. Expected recovery time is 14-19 months (all info via Scott Merkin on Twitter), so a large portion of next season will be missed, too, if not all of it. Floyd is going to be a free agent at the end of this season, so his days as a White Sox pitcher could very well be concluded.
The news, however, doesn't come as a huge surprise; all signs in the past week indicated he would need this surgery.
On the good news side, Jake Peavy threw a bullpen session Monday morning in Kansas City and declared himself ready to get back on the hill after missing his last start -- and being moved back from Monday's scheduled start -- with back soreness.
"Yesterday I was able to throw for the first time without it grabbing me pretty good," Peavy said (SunTimes.com). "The way I felt today with two more days of treatment I can't see why Wednesday night I won't be on cue.''
Peavy, 31, is 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 32 innings this season.