Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Gavin Floyd will reportedly miss the remainder of the 2013 season and possibly next year because he’s set to undergo surgery on his right elbow.
On Monday the White Sox announced that Floyd would be out for 14 to 19 months, which would put his 2014 season in jeopardy. The right-hander will have surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament and a torn flexor muscle on Tuesday in New York. He’s still just 30 years old, so a bounce-back shouldn’t be too difficult, though it will take time.
Floyd was 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA in five starts for the White Sox this season and has been on the disabled list since April 28. He was originally thought to have just strained his flexor tendon.
The typically reliable Floyd was in his 10th season in the big leagues, seven of those with the White Sox after being traded to Chicago from the Philadelphia Phillies in December of 2006. He played parts of three seasons with the Phillies.
Floyd has a career record of 70-...