Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:33:25 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) is scheduled to face hitters for the first time Wednesday, March 5, since having Tommy John surgery. RP Luis Vasquez (lat) will also throw live batting practice Wednesday for the first time this spring.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:06:47 -0800
The Atlanta Braves have yet to tell SP Alex Wood if he'll be a starter or reliever to begin the season. Wood went 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in five August starts last year but was then shifted to the bullpen. SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) is expected to return to the team in May after recovering from Tommy John surgery, and the team should only have one open spot in the rotation with SP Freddy Garcia competing for the spot, as well. The Braves only have one left-handed reliever in RP Luis Avilan, until RP Jonny Venters (elbow) returns from the disabled list in May or June.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:33:06 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) and RP Jonny Venters (elbow), both of whom are recovering from Tommy John surgeries, are upbeat about their chances of returning this season. "So far, so good," said Venters, who has been long tossing from 120 feet for the past couple of weeks. "I couldn't ask to feel any better. Ball's coming out good, my arm feels 'lifey.'" The Braves are being a bit more cautious with Venters because it's his second surgery of the type. Floyd has been throwing from a mound since early January, and his last four bullpens have been for 70-75 pitches. He threw 75 pitches, including changeups, Thursday, Feb. 13, and will mix in curves Sunday, Feb. 16. Floyd isn't putting a timetable on his return.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:37:40 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Braves SP Gavin Floyd agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal. He can earn $4.5 million more in incentives.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:20:41 -0800
The Atlanta Braves agreed with free-agent SP Gavin Floyd (White Sox) on a one-year deal.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:36:20 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Braves could finalize a deal with free-agent SP Gavin Floyd (White Sox) as soon as Monday, Dec. 16. Floyd is recovering from Tommy John surgery and is targeting a May 2014 return to the majors.
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:27:57 -0800
The Atlanta Braves are believed to be close to an agreement with free-agent SP Gavin Floyd (White Sox).
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:41:02 -0800
Free-agent SP Gavin Floyd (White Sox) is close to a one-year deal with an undisclosed team.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 01:59:55 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles are thought to have minimal interest in free-agent OF Nelson Cruz (Rangers) but are interested in free-agent SP Gavin Floyd (White Sox).
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:24:27 -0800
The Minnesota Twins have shown interest in free-agent SP Gavin Floyd (White Sox) and SP Chris Capuano (Dodgers).