Braves Gavin Floyd Suffers Broken Elbow in Win Over Nationals
WASHINGTON (AP) – Atlanta Braves right-hander Gavin Floyd left Thursday night’s game against the Washington Nationals with what has been diagnosed as a broken elbow. He’ll undergo further tests in Atlanta.
Floyd flexed his pitching arm awkwardly after giving up a long foul ball to Jayson Werth on the first pitch of the seventh inning. The Braves trainer went to the mound and examined Floyd’s elbow. Floyd then left the game for reliever Anthony Varvaro.
Floyd was making his ninth start since returning from Tommy John surgery. The Braves lost two starters – Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy – to the same injury during spring training, as well as reliever Cory Gearrin.
Floyd had been working on a two-hit shutout. He had walked one and struck out six through six innings.
Despite losing Floyd, Atlanta went on to beat Washington 3-0. Chris Johnson drove in all three runs for the Braves.
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