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Sox's Floyd undergoes elbow surgery

5/8/2013

NEW YORK -- Chicago White Sox starter Gavin Floyd underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair his ulnar collateral ligament and flexor muscle in his elbow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, according to the team.

The expected recovery time is approximately 14-19 months, which will sideline him the rest of 2013 and a good portion of 2014. According to the surgeon who performed the surgery, it "could not have gone better."

Floyd, 30, went 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA in five starts this season. He last pitched on April 27 against Tampa Bay, leaving in the third inning with what was eventually diagnosed as a tear in his flexor muscle near his right elbow. Last season, Floyd also had elbow issues relating to tendinitis and the flexor muscle.

The right-hander is in the final year of his contract so he may have pitched his final game for the White Sox. Since joining the team via trade in 2007, he went 63-65 with a 4.22 ERA. His best season came in 2008 as he went 17-8 with a 3.84 ERA. He never won more than 12 games in the following four full seasons he pitched in Chicago.

For his career, which also included three seasons with Philadelphia, Floyd is 70-70 with a 4.48 ERA.