Gavin Floyd expected to be ready for spring

Gavin Floyd will not throw until October but is fully expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

The free agent to-be made nine starts for Atlanta this season going 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP before fracturing his elbow in a start on June 19.

“He will increase his exercise program but won’t throw for six weeks,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said via the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “But (Braves head trainer Jeff Porter) seems to think it’s normal and doesn’t see any reason he can’t be ready to pitch in spring training, because it’s nothing to do with Tommy John, it’s just the bone.”

The Braves are unsure if they will offer a contract to Floyd but likewise have shared similar thoughts on Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy and reliever Jonny Venters who are all recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Expected to be the core of their team the Braves lost two starting pitchers (Beachy, Medlen) prior to the season beginning and later lost Floyd.

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