TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays continue to build up their pitching depth, reaching agreement on a contract with right-hander Gavin Floyd, according to industry sources.
Specific details of the pending deal weren’t immediately known, but it reconnects Floyd – who threw 13.1 innings over seven relief appearances for the Cleveland Indians after recovering from injury last year – with president Mark Shapiro and GM Ross Atkins.
Floyd’s season was truncated last year when he fractured his right olecranon – the pointy bone in the elbow – for a second time. He first suffered the injury in 2014 season with the Atlanta Braves after undergoing Tommy John surgery five starts into the 2013 season.
The 33-year-old chosen fourth in the 2001 draft is 72-72 with a 4.38 earned-run average in 215 games, 196 starts, over 12 big-league seasons.
The Blue Jays’ filled their 40-man roster earlier this week with the acquisition of outfielder Darrell Ceciliani from the New York Mets. They have also invited 25 non-roster players, including 10 pitchers, to major-league camp.