Tuesday March 10th, 2015

Cleveland Indians righthander Gavin Floyd is out indefinitely after reinjuring the stress fracture in his elbow that limited him to nine starts last season, the team announced Tuesday.

The Indians said they are exploring treatment options, which could include surgery. A timetable for Floyd's return depends on the treatment.

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[daily_cut.mlb]"It's pretty safe to say he's going to miss significant time," Indians manager Terry Francona said, according to August Fagerstrom of MLB.com.

Floyd, 32, signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Indians as a free agent this winter. He spent last season with the Atlanta Braves before sustaining the initial stress fracture on June 19. He underwent season-ending surgery on June 25 to stabilize the fracture of the olecranon, a bone behind the elbow.

Before joining the Braves, Floyd spent seven seasons with the Chicago White Sox after three with the Philadelphia Phillies. Floyd underwent Tommy John surgery in May 2013 while with the White Sox.

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Over 208 career games (196 starts), Floyd is 72-72 with a 4.40 ERA, 948 strikeouts and 403 walks.

Mike Fiammetta

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