(Source) Five days after the White Sox placed Gavin Floyd on the disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in his right arm, the right-hander could undergo Tommy John surgery.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweeted Floyd is “tentatively” planning on having the surgery, which would cost him the rest of the season.
Floyd hasn’t pitched since April 27 and is 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA in five starts this season.
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we’re free at last!
In all seriousness, it sucks Floyd’s Sox career may wrap up like this. I think the main reason that Sox fans hate Floyd so much at this point (besides the fact that he labors through 5 1/3 every start) is that he never fully harnessed his potential. He really does have good shit. If he does follow through with this surgery and his career on the South Side is finished, it will leave a sour taste in Sox fans’ mouths since he never could come close to duplicating that great 2009 season. Ah well, Santiago is better anyways…
PS – Missed my first two Sox games of the year these last two nights and they’ve won both games. Even though my priorities are solely invested in the Hawks right now, I won’t watch a single pitch until they lose again. Gotta support the team.