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Sox's Floyd to undergo season-ending surgery

The White Sox announced starting pitcher Gavin Floyd will undergo season-ending surgery to fix the ulnar collateral ligament and a torn flexor muscle in his right elbow.

Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery will perform Floyd's surgery in New York City. Floyd is expected to be sidelined 14-19 months. Floyd, 30, went 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA this season. Floyd has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 28 after leaving his previous start on April 27 against the Rays after 2 2/3 innings. Last season Floyd landed on the DL twice with right arm issues.

His outing against Tampa Bay was likely his last in a Sox unfiorm. Floyd is in the final year of his contract after the Sox picked up his 2013 club option during the offseason. In seven seasons with the Sox, Floyd posted a 63-65 record with a 4.22 ERA.

The Sox acquired Floyd, along with Gio Gonzalez, on Dec. 6, 2006 in a trade with the Phillies which sent Freddy Garcia to Philadelphia. Floyd owns a 70-70 career record and 4.48 ERA with 903 strikeouts in 10 seasons.

-- Meghan Montemurro


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