Gavin Floyd has been diagnosed with a fracture of the olecranon in his right elbow.
While it is unclear how Floyd originally suffered the injury, there has been significant swelling around the area which forced him from Thursday’s game against the Washington Nationals. He will be re-evaluated in Atlanta on Friday before any long-term decisions are made but the 31-year-old is surely headed to the disabled list.
Gavin Floyd's x-rays revealed a fracture of the olecranon. He will return to ATL for evaluation by Braves docs tomorrow.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 20, 2014
Floyd has made nine starts this season compiling a 2.65 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He made just five starts last season for the Chicago White Sox before undergoing Tommy John surgery. The Braves lost pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to the surgery in spring and have yet to have reliever Jonny Venters pitch after he underwent Tommy John surgery last year.
With Floyd out of action, the Brave figure to return Alex Wood to the rotation. He had recently been sent to Triple-A Gwinnett to get stretched out for a return to the rotation.