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Braves agree to terms with Free-Agent Pitcher Gavin Floyd

Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President and General Manager Frank Wren announced today that the Braves have agreed to terms with free-agent right-handed pitcher Gavin Floyd on a one-year contract for the 2014 season. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

Floyd, 30, owns a 70-70 career record with a 4.48 ERA and 903 strikeouts in 199 games (187 starts) in 10 Major League seasons.

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Originally selected by Philadelphia in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2001 draft, Floyd spent three seasons (2004-06) with the Phillies. In December 2006 he was traded to the Chicago White Sox, where he spent the last seven seasons. Floyd posted double-digit win totals in five straight seasons, from 2008 to 2012, including a career-best 17-8 mark in 2008.

The 6-foot-6, 235-pounder was limited to just five starts in 2013 and underwent "Tommy John" surgery last May to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.    

 

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