Gavin Floyd out indefinitely with elbow tendinitis

Floyd hopes to avoid joining Danks and Humber on the DL. (Getty Images)

White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd was slotted to start Monday in Boston coming out of the All-Star break, but he's now been scratched and replaced by Dylan Axelrod. Floyd had an MRI on his balky elbow/forearm area, which showed no structural damage. So that was relatively good news.

As far as when Floyd can pitch again, the White Sox currently have him in a holding pattern -- which means he's out "indefinitely," but that doesn't mean he's necessarily going to be out for a long period of time. He may even avoid a stint on the disabled list.

“It shouldn’t be a DL, but we’ll see when he gets back and how much soreness he has,” said White Sox manager Robin Ventura (

Floyd, 29, is 7-8 with a 4.54 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 91 strikeouts in 103 innings for the first-place White Sox this season. If he did hit the disabled list, he'd join fellow starters John Danks and Philip Humber.

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