It's official: Floyd lands on DL
It's probably a good thing manager Robin Ventura decided not to have a regular batting practice session this morning at U.S. Cellular Field.
Somebody probably would have gotten hurt.
That's just they way it's been going for the White Sox during the first month of the season.
As expected, starting pitcher Gavin Floyd was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list today with a flexor muscle strain in his right arm.
Hector Santiago moves from the bullpen to the rotation and takes Floyd's spot, and Deunte Heath was recalled from Class AAA Charlotte to replace Santiago in the bullpen.
Considering the flexor muscle runs through the elbow, Floyd's injury could have been much worse.
"He didn't tear anything," manager Robin Ventura said. "No ligaments. It's more muscular. You try to treat it and get him back as soon as you can. It looks at least like two weeks."
The Sox now have six players on the DL - Floyd, Dayan Viciedo (oblique), Gordon Beckham (fractured wrist), John Danks (shoulder), Angel Sanchez (back) and Leyson Septimo (shoulder).
In addition, Jeff Keppinger (back) is out for the third straight day.
You'll hear no excuses from Ventura regarding the rash of injuries.
“You can sit here and wallow that guys are hurt,” Ventura said. “You would like to have them back but you just keep going. You bring in another guy. Just bring him in and have him play. You expect him to perform and play well.”