Sunday, July 15, 2012

Gavin Floyd Has A Sore Elbow

Well if this isn't one of the last things the White Sox need right now.

Gavin Floyd was scheduled to start against Boston on Monday but he's now going to miss the start due to inflammation in his elbow. Dylan Axelrod will get shelled in his place.

Floyd flew back to Chicago from Kansas City on Saturday to have an MRI performed on the elbow, and the good news is that there is no structural damage with the elbow.

"He was complaining of general soreness," Robin Ventura told CSN Chicago. "So we've decided to make him our new closer."

Just kidding, here's what Robin really said.

“He was complaining of general soreness,” said Ventura. “Everything looks fine, but he does have tendinitis, so we’ll skip him tomorrow. (We’ll) see how he is once we get him back in Boston. But as far as looking at the MRI, they said everything is structurally good, so it’s more soreness. So we move things around and once he gets back, it shouldn’t be a DL, but we’ll see when he gets back and how much soreness he has.”

Hopefully Floyd won't miss much time at all because the last thing the Sox can really afford on a road trip that will be taking them through Boston and Detroit without a day off is to be down a starting pitcher.

The bullpen is inexperienced enough as it is.

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