Gavin Christopher Floyd. 2001 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, MD (same high school as Mark Teixeira)… Was 8-2 with a 1.11 E RA and 103 strikeouts in 10 games as a senior. Was ranked by Baseball America as the second closest to the Majors and having the Best Breaking Ball among high school athletes. Brother, Michael, was selected by St. Louis in the 22nd round of the 2001 draft. Was active in the community with the Sox participating regularly with the White Sox Volunteer Corps...In 2011, donated $21,000 to Florida resident Tim Smith for a new pair of prosthetic legs.
Reported to spring training healthy before suffering a re-fracture of his right elbow (olecranon - prominent bone of the elbow joint) on March 10 after feeling persistent soreness in the elbow after a series of bullpens. Underwent surgery on March 16 at the Cleveland Clinic (Dr. Thomas Graham). Made three Minor League rehab starts between the Arizona Rookie League Indians and Double-A Akron, beginning on August 19. Activated from 60-day DL on September 1 and made seven relief appearances for Cleveland over the final five weeks of the season. Made return to the Majors after over 14 months off on Sept. 2 at Toronto with a perfect seventh inning and tossed two shutout innings in Detroit on Sept. 5. His last Major League appearance prior to Sept. 2 came in a June 19, 2014 start for Atlanta at Washington (W, 6.0IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 6K. His prior MLB relief app. before Sept. 2 was May 28, 2011 CWS @TOR (14.0-inning game). Worked a season-high three innings in his last outing of Sept. 30 vs. Minnesota (G1) and over his last two outings allowed just one run over 5 2/3 IP. Worked at least one inning in all seven outings and more than 1 2/3 IP in five of the seven outings.
Promising comeback from 2013 reconstructive elbow surgery ended on one pitch in W ashington in the 7th inning on June 19 as he was fashioning a 2-hit shutout against the Nationals (6.0IP , 2H, 0R, 1BB, 6K , 63 P )...Was signed by the Atlanta Braves in December 2013 to a one-year deal after electing free agency following 7 seasons in Chicago from 2007-13...Was limited to 5 starts in 2013 with the White Sox and has tossed only 78.2IP over the last two seasons.
Started the year on the 15-day DL and made 6 starts between AAA Gwinnett and AA Mississippi before being activated from the DL on May 6, making his season debut vs. St. Louis (7.0IP , 6H, 1R/ E R, 2BB, 5K )...Worked into the 6th inning in 8 of 9 starts and went at least 5.0IP in all 9 assignments (season ERA never got above 2.98)...Snapped career-long losing streak (6 games) with win on June 9 at Colorado, his first win since Oct. 3, 2012 at Cleveland.
Suffered fracture of the right elbow (olecranon - prominent bone of the elbow joint) on June 19 at Washington and underwent season-ending surgery on June 25 in New York City as Dr. David Altchek inserted screws to heal and stabilize the fracture.
In an injury-shortened season, was limited to five starts for the Chicago White Sox before undergoing "Tommy John" surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament and a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. With an 0-4 record, snapped his string of five consecutive seasons with double-digit wins. Amassed 25 strikeouts in 24.1 innings pitched. Spanning his five games started, White Sox batters scored just seven runs (1.4 runs/game). Worked 2.2 innings in his final start of the season on 4/27 vs. TB prior to leaving due to injury. Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/28 and transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 5/7. Made quality starts on 4/4 vs. KC (2 ER/6.0 IP) and 4/21 vs. MIN (1 ER/6.0 IP).
Reached double digits in wins for the fifth consecutive season, joining Tampa Bay's James Shields, Detroit's Justin Verlander and Los Angeles' Jered Weaver as the only four American League pitchers to accomplish the feat ... failed to make 30 starts for the first time since 2007 (16) and threw 168.0 IP, his fewest since 2007 (70.0) ... hit a career-high 14 batters ... his two stints on the disabled list were the first of his career ... went 4-7 with a 5.63 ERA (48 ER/76.2 IP) over his first 13 starts, compared to 8-4 with a 3.15 mark (32 ER/91.1 IP) in his final 16 ... was 8-4 over 17 starts at U.S. Cellular Field (4-7 in 12 road outings) ... opponents hit just .232 (32-138) with RISP and .158 (11-62) with RISP/two outs ... earned the win on 4/29 vs. Boston (1 ER/6.2 IP), retiring the first 14 batters he faced and holding the Red Sox hitless through 6.1 IP ... it marked the fourth time in his career he has held the opposition hitless through at least 6.0 IP ... improved to 7-0 in his career vs. Boston, the longest winning streak ever by a sox pitcher against the Red Sox to start his career ... went 2-1 with a 1.26 ERA (4 ER/28.2 IP) in four starts from 4/24-5/11 ... allowed nine runs on eight hits over 2.1 IP in a loss on 5/22 vs. Minnesota, the second-shortest outing of his career (non-injury related) ... became the first Sox starter to lose eight straight starts to one team (Minnesota) since Tommy Thomas lost eight in a row to the Yankees from 1926-28 (source: STATS LLC) ... surrendered a career-high matching four home runs in a no-decision on 6/2 vs. Seattle ... worked 6.1 scoreless IP in a victory on 6/20 vs. the Cubs ... was on the disabled list from 7/8-23 with right elbow tendinitis ... left his start on 8/26 vs. Seattle due to discomfort in his right elbow (2.0 IP) ... was on the disabled list a second time from 8/27-9/12 with a right elbow flexor strain ... won his final two starts on 9/28 vs. Tampa Bay and 10/3 at Cleveland.
Won at least 10 games and made 30 starts for the fourth straight season, going 12-13 with a 4.37 ERA (94 ER/193.2 IP) in 31 games (30 starts) ... struck out at least 145 batters for the fourth consecutive season, the first White Sox pitcher to accomplish the feat since Jack McDowell from
1990-93 ... set career highs in HBP (11), wild pitches (12) and tied his career high in losses (also 2010) ... walked two batters or less in 27 starts, tied with the Angels Jered Weaver for seventh-most in the American League ... surrendered 22 home runs, up from 14 in 2010 and his most since 2008 (30) ... was 6-4 with a 4.06 ERA (37 ER/82.0 IP) after the All-Star Break, compared to 6-9 with a 4.59 ERA (57 ER/111.2 IP) in the first half ... went 8-6 with a 3.41 ERA (42 ER/110.0 IP) on the road and 4-7 with a 5.66 ERA (52 ER/82.2 IP) at home ... his .211 (64-303) average vs. righties was 10th best in the AL ... recorded a career-low 1.16 WHIP, best among Sox starters ... averaged 8.4 hits per 9.0 IP (9.6 in 2010) with a career-best 3.36 strikeout-to-walk ratio (151 so/45 BB) ... reached double digits in strikeouts
twice (10 on 4/26 at New York-AL and 9/25 vs. Kansas City) ... won his 50th game on 5/7 at seattle with 8.0 scoreless IP ... suffered the loss in relief on 5/28 at Toronto (1.0 IP), his first work out of the bullpen since 8/24/07 vs. Boston ... recorded his fifth career complete game on 6/15 at Minnesota ... on 6/28 at Colorado, he and Jason Hammel became the first pair of starting pitchers since 1981 to throw at least 7.0 IP without striking out a batter ... won three consecutive starts from 7/15-29, posting a 0.81 ERA (2 ER/22.1
IP) ... allowed a career-high 10 runs in just 2.1 IP on 8/3 vs. the Yankees ... his streak of 55 straight starts with three walks or less ended on 9/13 vs. Detroit, the longest such stretch by a Sox pitcher since Mark Buehrle went 58 from 6/15/06-5/17/08.
Recorded his third consecutive season with double-digit wins
and at least 30 starts, going 10-13 with a 4.08 ERA (85 ER/187.1 IP) and
151 strikeouts in 31 starts...did not reach 200.0 IP for the second straight
season due to injury...did not pitch after 9/20 due to tightness in the back
of his right shoulder...went 8-7 with a 2.85 ERA (40 ER/126.1 IP) in his
final 20 starts after beginning the season 2-6 with a 6.64 ERA (45 ER/61.0
IP)...the 2.85 ERA since 6/8 was the fourth-lowest in the American League,
trailing Seattle's Felix Hernandez (1.80), Detroit's Max Scherzer (2.33) and
New York's CC Sabathia (2.71)...yielded a career-high 199 hits...saw his
home run total decrease for the third consecutive season (30 in 2008, 21
in 2009 and 14 in 2010)...did not surrender a home run in 11 consecutive
starts from 6/8-8/1...induced a career-high 25 double plays...received
3.94 (82 RS) runs of support per game, eighth-worst in the AL...went 2-8
with a 6.49 ERA (49 ER/68.0 IP) in 12 starts vs. the AL Central, including
an 0-4 mark with an 8.06 ERA (20 ER/22.1 IP) against Minnesota...posted
the third-lowest interleague ERA (0.92 ERA; 3 ER/29.1 IP) in the majors
... did not allow more than two earned runs in 12 consecutive starts from
6/8-8/7, tied for the longest streak by a Sox pitcher since 1952 (also Dave
Lemonds from 7/1-9/4/72)...held the Cubs hitless through 6.2 IP on 6/13
at Wrigley Field in his fourth career complete game (L, 1 ER/8.0 IP)...the game marked the first time two teams
were both held hitless into the seventh inning since 7/13/80 (Yankees at White Sox)...tossed a career-high
20.0 consecutive scoreless IP from 7/16-8/1...was named AL Player of the Month for July (first honor), going
3-1 with a major-league best 0.80 ERA (3 ER/33.2 IP) in five starts...left his last start on 9/20 at Oakland after
seven pitches due to tightness in the back of his right shoulder...went 2-5 with a 6.07 ERA (29 ER/43.0 IP) in
his last eight starts, raising his ERA from 3.49 to 4.08.
Established a career high with 163 strikeouts in his third season with the white Sox...made 30 starts for the second season in a row (33 in
2008) but fell 7.0 iP shy of 200.0 IP...went 9-7 with a 2.97 era (49 er/148.2 IP) and a .217 (118-543) average against in his last 22 starts...his era was below 4.00 until his final start on 9/16 vs. Seattle (3 ER/3.0 IP)...was removed from the game with a sore left hip and missed the remainder of the season...ranked among the American League leaders in average against
(8th, .244), hits per 9.0 IP (9th, 8.30), baserunners per 9.0 iP (9th, 11.15) and GIDP (T9th, 21)...departed with the lead on five occasions only to later receive a no decision (Sox went 2-3 in those games)...issued just 59
walks, compared to 70 in 2008...lowered his era from 4.44 (57 er/115.2 IP) in the first half to 3.49 (30 ER/77.1 IP) after the All-Star Break...ranked second in the AL with a 2.47 era (25 er/91.0 IP) at home, compared to a 5.47 era (62 er/102.0 IP) on the road...the 3.00 difference was the biggest in baseball...was 6-1 with a 2.03 era (18 er/79.2 IP) over his final 11 home starts...Sox went 10-3 in his starts at home and 5-12 on the road...opponents stole 14 bases, down from a major-league high 37 in 2008...received two runs of support or less 13 times...threw a season high 8.0 IP on five occasions...went 2-0 with a 0.86 ERA (2 ER/21.0 IP) in interleague play...the 0.86 era was the second-best in baseball behind Seattle's Felix Hernandez (0.84)...won on 4/13 at Detroit despite walking seven batters in 5.0 IP, the first Sox pitcher since Jon garland on 4/9/04 at new york-AL to walk at least seven and garner the victory...amassed a 7.71 ERA (38 ER/44.1 IP) through his first eight outings...notched his third career complete game on 5/27 at Los Angeles-AL and second against the angels (both losses)...his 1.28 era in June was the second-lowest in the majors (0.84 ERA by Hernadez)...retired the first 17 batters on 9/5 vs. Boston and established a career best with 11 strikeouts...it marked the third time in his career he has thrown at least 5.2 perfect IP to start a game (also 4/12/08 vs. Detroit and 5/6/08 vs. Minnesota)...left start on 9/16 at Seattle after the third inning with a sore left hip...agreed to terms on a four-year contract on 3/22 (club option for 2013).
Led the club with 17 wins in his fi rst full season with the White
sox ... entered the season with eight career victories in 40 major-league
appearances (29 starts) ... established career bests in virtually all categories
... recorded 10 wins, 30 starts and 200.0 IP for the fi rst time in his career ...
his 3.84 era was 1.43 lower than his 2007 total (5.27) ... ranked among the
american league leaders in unearned runs (1st, 19), home runs allowed
(2nd, 30), starts (t3rd, 33), wins (t6th, 17), average against (7th, .241), hits
per 9.0 ip (9th, 8.39) and winning percentage (9th, .680) ... held opponents
hitless through 7.0 ip twice (7.1 ip on 4/12 vs. detroit and 8.1 ip on 5/6 vs.
Minnesota) ... was the fi rst White Sox pitcher to throw 7.0 hitless IP twice in
a season since Ken Brett on 5/26/76 at california (broken up by Jerry remy
with two outs in the ninth) and 9/23/76 vs. Minnesota (broken up larry Hisle
to start the eighth) ... was 9-2 with a 4.05 era (42 er/93.1 ip) in 15 starts
following a sox loss, including ending losing streaks of two-games or more
10 times ... the sox went 22-11 in his starts and made 19 quality starts ...
gave up 30 home runs (18 at home) ... left with the lead or the score tied
23 times ... received 6.54 runs of support, the second-most in the al (150
rs) ... opponents were successful in 37 of 42 stolen base attempts (88.1
percent) ... the 37 stolen bases led all of baseball ... won 10 of his 17 games
at home ... limited right-handers to a .226 (94-416) average against, ninthlowest
in the league ... was 9-1 with a 3.77 era (25 er/59.2 ip) during
the day (7-5, 4.18 at night) ... went 9-3 with a 3.49 era (37 er/95.1 ip) vs. al central opponents ... led all of
baseball with 19 unearned runs and had 13 baserunners reach via error, tied for the second-most in the al ...
leadoff batters hit .337, compared to .229 for the rest of the lineup ... made his fi rst Opening Day roster with the
sox ... held the tigers hitless on 4/12 at u.s. cellular field before allowing a one-out single to edgar renteria
in the eighth ... tossed 8.1 hitless IP on 5/6 vs. Minnesota before Joe Mauer's double ... marked the fi rst time
a white sox pitcher lost a no-hitter in the ninth inning since dennis lamp on 8/25/81 at Milwaukee (broken up
by robin yount's leadoff double) ... tossed his second-career complete game on 5/23 vs. the angels (3 er) ...
surrendered four solo homers in a no decision on 6/13 vs. colorado ... went
4-0 with a 3.66 ERA (13 ER/32.0 IP) in fi ve starts from 5/28-6/19 ... struck
out a career-best 10 hitters on 6/30 vs. cleveland (6.0 ip) ... received al
pitcher of the Month consideration in august after going 4-0 with a 4.29 era
(17 ER/35.2 IP) in six starts ... won a career-best fi ve straight decisions from
7/30-8/31 with a 4.11 ERA (23 ER/50.1 IP) ... was the fi nal opposing pitcher
to win at yankee stadium on 9/16 (2 er/7.0 ip) ... made his second start of
the season on three days rest and picked up the victory on 9/29 vs. detroit
(1 er/6.0 ip), forcing a one-game playoff with Minnesota.
Split his first season in the White Sox organization
between Class AAA Charlotte and the White Sox ... was 1-5 with
a 5.27 ERA (41 ER/70.0 IP) in 16 games (10 starts) over two
stints with the Sox ... went 1-5 with a 5.02 ERA (32 ER/57.1 IP)
as a starter and 0-0 with a 6.39 ERA (9 ER/12.2 IP) in relief ...
received only 2.5 runs of support in his starts (16 runs) ... moved
into the starting rotation on 8/28 and was 0-3 with a 3.41 ERA (14
ER/37.0 IP) in his final six starts (1-2 with a 7.97 ERA in first four)
... surrendered 17 home runs, including 10 at U.S. Cellular Field
... opponents batted .263 the first time through the lineup (.325
otherwise) ... posted a 6.55 ERA (25 ER/34.1 IP) at home,
compared to a 4.04 ERA (16 ER/35.2 IP) on the road ... Sox went
3-7 in his starts ... made six quality starts ... opponents were
successful in all 12 stolen base attempts ... right-handers batted
.286 (.314 vs. lefties) ... was 1-0 with a 2.66 ERA (7 ER/23.2 IP)
in four starts vs. Detroit ... made his White Sox debut on 7/6-2
vs. Minnesota (6 ER/5.2 IP) ... gave up three of a franchiserecord
eight home runs on 7/31 vs. the Yankees ... earned his
first Sox victory on 8/5 at Detroit with 6.0 scoreless IP ... set a career high with seven strikeouts on 9/23 at
Minnesota ... matched his career best with 7.0 IP in his final start on 9/29 vs. Detroit (third time) ... began the
season with Charlotte and went 7-3 with a 3.12 ERA (37 ER/106.2 IP) and 96 strikeouts in 17 starts with the
Knights ... was selected to the International League midseason All-Star Team ... named IL Pitcher of the Week
for 6/4-10 ... ranked second in the IL in ERA and fifth in strikeouts at the time of his second promotion on 7/24.
Split the season between Philadelphia and Class AAA
Scranton-Wilkes Barre, going 4-3 with a 7.29 ERA (44 ER/54.1
IP) in 11 starts with the Phillies and 7-4 with a 4.23 ERA (54 ER/
115.0 IP) in 17 starts with the Red Barons ... began the season
with Philadelphia ... made three quality starts ... issued at least
one walk in 10 of his 11 starts ... allowed 14 home runs ...
opponents hit .315 (70-222) ... the Phillies went 5-6 in his starts,
including a 5-2 mark in his first seven ... won three consecutive
starts from 4/30-5/11, posting a 2.04 ERA (4 ER/17.2 IP) ... tossed
his first career shutout in a rain-shortened game on 5/11 vs. the
Mets (5.0 IP) ... recorded an 11.09 ERA (23 ER/18.2 IP) in his final
four starts with Philadelphia before being optioned to Scranton-
Wilkes Barre on 6/2 ... threw at least 6.0 IP in 15 of his 17 starts
with the Red Barons, including 11 straight from 6/28-8/19 ... was 4-1 with a 2.26 ERA (14 ER/55.2 IP) at home ...
registered a complete game on 6/6 at Louisville (1 ER/9.0 IP) ... went 1-23 (.043) with 12 strikeouts at the plate ...
was 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA (12 ER/19.1 IP) in six starts with Peoria of the Arizona Fall League ... was traded to the
White Sox on 12/16 with pitcher Gio Gonzalez in exchange for pitcher Freddy Garcia ... acquisition was
recommended by Gary Pellant, Daraka Shaheed and John Tumminia.
Was named the No. 2 Prospect in the Philadelphia organization by Baseball America
prior to the season
... went 1-2 with a 10.04 ERA (29 ER/26.0 IP) in seven games (four starts) with the Phillies ... made his first Opening
Day roster ... was 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA (16 ER/21.1 IP) as a starter and 0-0 with a 25.07 ERA (13 ER/4.2 IP) in relief
... earned the win in his season debut on 4/9 at St. Louis (1 ER/7.0 IP), retiring 19 batters in a row in one stretch
... also collected his first major-league hit, a single off Jeff Suppan ... gave up eight runs in back-to-back outings
on 4/15 vs. Atlanta (3.1 IP) and 4/19 vs. the Mets (3.0 IP) ... was optioned to Class AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre on
4/24 ... was recalled on 9/2 ... struck out a career-high six batters on 9/4 at Washington (6.0 IP) and 9/13 vs. Atlanta
(5.0 IP) ... was 1-9 (.111) at the plate.
Appeared in six games (four starts) with Philadelphia, going 2-0 with a 3.49 ERA (11 ER/28.1 IP) and 24
strikeouts ... was rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 Prospect in the Phillies farm system prior to the season
... was a non-roster invitee to spring training ... his contract was purchased by Philadelphia on 9/3 ... won his major league debut on 9/3 vs. the Mets (1 ER/7.0 IP) ... Phillies went 5-1 in games he pitched ... was hitless in 10 at-bats.
Was named the No. 1 Prospect in the Philadelphia organization prior to the season ... spent the entire
campaign at Class A Clearwater, going 7-8 with a 3.00 ERA (46 ER/138.0 IP) in 24 games (20 starts) ... was named
a Florida State League All-Star ... allowed one earned run or less in 11 starts ... was selected as the Phillies Minor
League Player of the Week on 4/28-5/4, allowing one unearned run in 15.0 IP with 16 strikeouts ... tossed a fourhit
shutout on 6/10 vs. Dunedin ... pitched in MLB's All-Star Futures Game at U.S. Cellular Field on 7/13 (0 ER/1.0
IP) ... was winless in his last eight starts (0-3).