Braves Pitcher Gavin Floyd Suffers Fractured Elbow
(NEW YORK) -- The Atlanta Braves are dealing with yet another pitching injury as starter Gavin Floyd will be placed on the disabled list after breaking a bone is his throwing elbow on Thursday night.
Floyd broke the olecranon -- the bony tip of the ulna that sticks out behind the elbow -- in the seventh inning on his first pitch to outfielder Jayson Werth.
This is a rare injury for a player, so the team isn't exactly sure when he'll be able to get back on the mound, but he's expected to make a full recovery.
The team had signed Floyd because of injuries to the team's starting rotation heading into the season. The Braves have already lost starers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy for the season as both required Tommy John Surgery.
Floyd was off to a great start with the Braves. In 9 starts, he went 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA. The 31-year-old is in his 11th Major League Season, and has a career 72-72 record.
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