The Atlanta Braves picked up Gavin Floyd for 1 year and $4 million during the off-season, and now, the right-hander is set to return to the big leagues after completing a rehab assignment. Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Floyd could be on the way to Atlanta this weekend:
Gavin Floyd completed his minor league rehabilitation assignment Tuesday night with Triple-A Gwinnett, and barring something unforeseen, the Braves will activate him from the disabled list sometime this weekend.
Prior to allowing nine runs in each of the past two games (yikes), the Braves have boasted the best starting rotation in all of Major League Baseball this season, and that places a cloud of uncertainty around Floyd’s return. The former White Sox right-hander has been quite good in his rehab through the minors, but the Braves currently boast five legitimate starters after Mike Minor’s activation on Friday, and that doesn’t even count David Hale, who is reportedly bound for the bullpen.
Many believe that Aaron Harang, who began a sharp regression by being rocked on Wednesday night, will eventually be the odd man out for Atlanta, but until Floyd establishes himself at the big league level, it will be interesting to see how he is used by Fredi Gonzalez.