Gavin Floyd reached the mound in the seventh inning Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.
Then Floyd set about retiring the Blue Jays in order in the Tribe’s 5-1 loss.
“It’s funny. You feel separated from the game in a sense (when you’re injured),” he said. “Then you get out there and say, ‘Man, this is fun. This is awesome.’ It was fun to get out there. My heart was definitely racing.”
Early in spring training Floyd re-fractured the olecranon bone in his right elbow. It was the same injury he suffered on June 19, 2014 in a start for Atlanta against Washington. Six days later he underwent surgery with Dr. David Altchek re-attaching the bone with screws.
About is return, Floyd said, “I was up in the air. I wasn’t sure, but I sure as heck was going to try my hardest to get back.”
Floyd will once again be a free agent after this season. But he’s not looking that far ahead.
“I’m not there yet,” he said. “I’m going to enjoy playing while God has given me the ability to play. I just want to continue to go out there and put up zeroes, execute pitches and let things play out. That stuff is way out of my control.”
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By Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group
on September 03, 2015 at 8:38 PM, updated September 03, 2015 at 8:59 PM
Indians right-hander Gavin Floyd made his first big league appearance since June 19, 2014 Wednesday night by a pitching a scoreless seventh inning in a 5-1 loss to Toronto. Floyd underwent surgery in spring training for a fractured right elbow.