Report: Gavin Floyd may be headed for Tommy John surgery

White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd won't be doing this for a while.
White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd won't be doing this for a while. (USATSI)

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White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd, after being diagnosed with an unstable ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, may be facing Tommy John surgery, tweets MLB Network's Alanna Rizzo.

Floyd has been on the DL since April 27 with what was initially termed a strain. The less promising subsequent diagnosis, however, means he may be headed for season-ending surgery.

Floyd, 30, is 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA this season, and for his career he's pitched to a 100 ERA+, 1.34 WHIP and 2.32 K/BB ratio across parts of 10 major-league seasons. Since Floyd is eligible for free agency at season's end, it's entirely possible he's thrown his last pitch as a member of the White Sox. Chicago originally acquired Floyd (and Gio Gonzalez) from the Phillies in exchange for Freddy Garcia back in 2006.

With Floyd out indefinitely, Dylan Axelrod and Hector Santiago will likely remain in the White Sox's rotation, at least until John Danks returns.

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