More arm problems for Gavin Floyd, who missed most of 2013 and 2014 after Tommy John elbow surgery followed by a fractured elbow.
Floyd signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Indians in December, but he was held out of his spring training debut over the weekend with “soreness” and is now headed for an MRI exam.
Before all the injuries derailed his career Floyd was a solid mid-rotation starter and he was in the midst of a nice comeback for the Braves in 2014 when the fractured elbow occurred.
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.