White Sox place Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow muscle

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According to the official White Sox Twitter feed, right-handed starter Gavin Floyd has been placed on 15-day disabled list with a flexor muscle strain in his right elbow. Deunte Heath, a reliever, was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to fill the roster vacancy.

Floyd suffered the elbow strain Saturday in the third inning of an eventual 10-4 loss to the Rays. He wound up allowing two earned runs in 2 2/3 frames and now has a 5.18 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 24 1/3 total innings this season.

Floyd also had a flexor strain last year and missed around three weeks.

Hector Santiago will take his spot in the White Sox starting rotation.