Floyd (shoulder) was released by the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Floyd, who attended spring training as a non-roster invitee, was unable to pitch in Grapefruit League play while experiencing lingering pain in his strained shoulder, an injury that ended his 2016 campaign prematurely. It appears the veteran right-hander isn't close to pitching, so the Blue Jays decided to cut their losses. The 34-year-old will likely look to land a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays or another organization once he's sufficiently healthy.
Floyd says he's still not fully recovered from the strained shoulder that ended his 2016 season in June, John Lott reports.
After spending the first 11 years of his MLB career as a starter, Floyd became a full-time reliever in 2016. He admits that he still prepared like a starter and threw too many pitches in his mid-week bullpen sessions. The veteran left-hander attributes his injury woes to the self-imposed workload and is now uncertain where his health stands as Opening Day inches closer. A fierce battle for two bullpen spots is underway at Jays' camp, and Floyd's chances at earning one of those roles is seemingly fading fast.
Floyd (shoulder) signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays on Thursday, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.
He ended the 2016 season on the DL with a shoulder injury, so it remains to be seen how healthy he will be for spring training. Floyd transitioned to a relief role with the Jays last year, notching a 4.06 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 31 innings. He will offer organizational bullpen depth in 2017.
Floyd (shoulder) remains unlikely to return before the end of the 2016 season, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.
Floyd has been out of commission since June 26 and has been spent the last two months rehabbing at the Blue Jays' spring training complex in Florida. While he indicated he's "making good progress" and has resumed throwing, Floyd remains without an official timetable for a return.
Floyd (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday, MLB.com reports.
Floyd has been out for over a month and could be sidelined for the rest of the season, so moving him to the 60-day DL was an inevitability with the Blue Jays needing to open up a 40-man roster spot for Chris Colabello, who was reinstated Saturday after completing an 80-game suspension for a positive PED test.
Before suffering a possible season-ending shoulder injury on June 25, Floyd posted a 4.06 ERA and 1.00 WHIP while notching 30 strikeouts in 28 appearances (31 innings).
The veteran was a productive member of the team's struggling bullpen through the first couple months of the season before getting injured. Originally he was diagnosed with right shoulder tightness, only later to find that the 33-year-old had actually torn a lat and would miss 8-to-12 weeks. Even if Floyd is able to return this season, his role will be minimal as the team's 'pen has been bolstered by the acquisition of Jason Grilli along with the improvement of other relievers who had previously been struggling.
Floyd (shoulder) suffered a torn lat and will be out for 8-to-12 weeks, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
Floyd was recently placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday with right shoulder tightness that forced him to leave Saturday's game against the White Sox. He will likely come back in late August if he doesn't suffer any setbacks during his rehab, but is in serious jeopardy of missing the rest of the season if he isn't able to recover.
Floyd (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.
Floyd was diagnosed with right shoulder tightness after the injury forced him to come out of the game during Saturday's 10-8 win over the White Sox. The right-hander underwent an MRI to determine the severity of his setback, but the Blue Jays don't expect to have the results available until later Sunday. With Floyd out of commission, the Blue Jays recalled Bo Schultz from Triple-A Buffalo to provide a healthy arm in the bullpen.
Tests are scheduled for Sunday to further diagnose the issue and manager John Gibbons hinted strongly that a trip to the disabled list was imminent, Sportsnet reports.
hat would be a blow for the Blue Jays, who have come to rely on Floyd fairly heavily this season. Floyd underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013 before fracturing the olecranon bone in his elbow in both 2014 and 2015. After the game, Gibbons said he expected the team to make a decision very soon on whether the veteran will be placed on the DL. If so, Drew Hutchison is most likely to be called up from Triple-A Buffalo.
Floyd left Saturday afternoon's game with tightness in his throwing shoulder, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.
Floyd flipped the ball back to catcher Josh Thole, asking for a new baseball, and then called for the trainer during the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the White Sox. The veteran has a 4.06 ERA in 31.1 innings this season (29 appearances).
Floyd pitched two perfect innings and struck out two against the Orioles on Sunday.
Floyd was called on with the Jays down 8-4 in the fifth. Granted, it was a low-leverage situation, but the appearance was his best in quite some time. The veteran started 2016 as one of the team's more dependable relievers, however he's struggled greatly over the past month. Floyd's ERA sat at a season-low 1.65 on May 11, but has ballooned to 4.25 since. Entering Sunday, he had allowed 10 runs in his previous 12 appearances (11.1 innings). If Floyd can work his way back into mid to high-leverage situations, then he can become a decent source of holds for those in deep leagues.
Floyd gave up two runs in the 11th inning Sunday to get the loss against the Red Sox.
Floyd has given up runs in five of his last six outings and could be looking at some time off over the next couple of days. "Well, I just think that he was worn down," manager John Gibbons said. "He's been working and pitching a lot. There's a lot of innings over his career and he's had some arm issues, so we're trying to be careful with him, but the way the games have all gone the last week, they're tight games and he's been so good for us. I just think he's a little bit out of gas right now."
Despite giving up a solo homer, Floyd (2-3) picked up the win in Saturday's wild walk-off victory over the Red Sox. He struck out one during his only inning.
The veteran isn't pitching as well as he did from April to mid-May, but he's seeing plenty of opportunities to get some stats. The game was tied in the top of the ninth when he gave up a home run to David Ortiz, so Floyd was not only lucky to earn a win, but even more fortunate to not be tagged with the loss. Manager John Gibbons has praised Floyd repeatedly for being a reliable arm early in the year out the team's struggling pen. In 18 appearances this season (22.2 innings), Floyd has picked up two wins and three holds while maintaining a slim 3.18 ERA.
Floyd threw a clean ninth on Monday against the Giants, striking out one while picking up his second hold of the year.
With the Jays bullpen in flux, Floyd is seemingly emerging as a late-innings candidate to rack up holds. He's allowed a run in only two of his 12 appearances this season (1.88 ERA), and in recent weeks, manager John Gibbons has spoken highly of the former starter. In an unlikely turn of events, Floyd may have bypassed Brett Cecil and Drew Storen for the set-up role in Toronto.
Floyd threw his ninth consecutive scoreless inning, allowing one hit while lowering his ERA to 1.74 Wednesday against the White Sox.
The righty wasn't called on much through the early weeks of the season, but has now racked up six innings in the team's last eight games. While most of the bullpen has been a disaster, Floyd hasn't allowed a run since his first appearance of the year on April 6. It appears manager John Gibbons may have found something in the 33-year-old working out of the pen, and Floyd could be in line for a few hold opportunities moving forward.
Floyd will open the season in the Blue Jays' bullpen, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.
Floyd and Aaron Sanchez competed for the fifth starter job this spring, and manager John Gibbons announced Monday morning that Sanchez will open the season in the rotation, and Floyd will open it in the bullpen. Floyd did make it a close competition, posting a 2.19 ERA in his four spring appearances, so there's a good chance he would get the nod if the Blue Jays need to add a starter to the mix.
Floyd appears to be in a competition with Aaron Sanchez for the Jays' No. 5 starter job to begin the season, Sportsnet reports.
Pitching in spring training for the first time since 2013, Floyd has a 9:1 K:BB over eight innings this spring. Sanchez has also pitched well, including a 10:1 K:BB over nine innings of Grapefruit League play. It's believed that Drew Hutchison and Jesse Chavez are behind Floyd and Sanchez in the battle for the final rotation spot, while Sanchez is the current frontrunner to begin the year with the job.
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.
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