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Monday May 6th, 2013

White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd will miss at least 14 months due to Tommy John surgery. (Photo courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.) White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd will miss at least 14 months due to Tommy John surgery. (Photo courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.)

Chicago White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd needs Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and is expected to miss the next 14-19 months, the team announced.

The surgery will take place Tuesday in New York City and Floyd will be out for the remainder of the 2013 season. It also puts his 2014 season in jeopardy. Floyd suffered the injury while delivering a pitch April 27 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

He was 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings this year before injuring both his flexor muscle and ulnar collateral ligament. Floyd, 30, will be a free agent in November.  He was 63-65 in 175 games during his time with the White Sox from 2007-2013.

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