Indians sign Gavin Floyd

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Gavin Floyd will attempt another comeback, this time in Cleveland after agreeing to a one-year deal with the Indians.

Floyd’s comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery lasted just nine starts this year when he suffered a fractured elbow and missed the remainder of the season.

He resumed throwing last month and is expected to be fully healthy for spring training, in which case Floyd could potentially be a cheap rotation option for the Indians. He looked good before being shut down, posting a 2.65 ERA and 45/13 K/BB ratio in 54 innings for Atlanta.

UPDATE: Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports it’s a $4 million deal with another $6 million in potential incentives

Mets trade Wilmer Font to the Blue Jays

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The Mets announced a few minutes ago that they have traded Wilmer Font to Toronto for cash considerations.

Font was acquired by the Mets from Tampa Bay for a player to be named later back in early May. That player to be named later was later named: Neraldo Catalina. Catalina is 19 and is playing rookie ball right now. The Mets have now turned him into cash. I suppose we’ll see if that was a good idea in a few years.

As for the Jays, they get a pitcher who posted a 5.79 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the Rays and then started three games and relieved 12 in New York to the tune of a 4.94 ERA. On the season he has a combined K/BB ratio of 42/18 in 45 innings.

He’s an arm. He cost cash. That’s about all I have to say about that.