The Atlanta Braves already boast a surprisingly dominant starting rotation. In their typical “embarrassment of riches” fashion, the Braves might have another quality arm on the way in the coming week.
Gavin Floyd continues to progress in his minor league rehabilitation coming off Tommy John surgery and could be one start from leaving the Braves with a dilemma – what to do when he’s ready to return.
Floyd pitched 5 1/3 innings Thursday night for Triple-A Gwinnett, allowing two runs on five hits, including a home run, with three walks and one strikeout…
…That time will likely be about May 2nd or 3rd, with the idea that Floyd would be available as early as May 4, the last day of the Giants series.”
Floyd last pitched for the Chicago White Sox at the beginning of 2013. In the starts leading up to his Tommy John operation he struggled, going 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA. At his best, however, Floyd won 10 or more games for five straight seasons from 2008 to 2012. The Braves face a welcome dilemma indeed, then, as they try to figure out whether or not they have room for a guy with that kind of track record in their rotation.