Gavin Floyd Hits DL With Elbow Strain

Starting pitcher Gavin Floyd of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Seattle Mariners at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The White Sox have lost a starting pitcher to elbow troubles.

White Sox righthander Gavin Floyd left Sunday's game after just two innings. Given the fact that it was dismal and raining in Chicago Sunday, a pitcher might be forgiven if he was happy to get in out of the rain.

Floyd and the White Sox, though, aren't happy after this announcement from the team Tuesday:

Prior to tonight’s game at Baltimore, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to August 27) with a right elbow flexor strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Dylan Axelrod from Class AAA Charlotte.

This will be the second time this season that Floyd has had a DL stint with right elbow troubles; he was also out in late July for the same reason. Given the fact that after he came back, he struggled through seven starts with a 4.58 ERA and 22 walks in 35⅓ innings, perhaps it's best for the White Sox to rest him for at least 15 days.

For more on the White Sox, please visit South Side Sox and SB Nation Chicago.

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