Placed on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury on Aug. 28, White Sox starter Gavin Floyd is expected to throw a bullpen session on Monday for the first time since reporting the injury according to CSNChicago.com.
"There is soreness," Floyd told CSN's Dan Hayes on Sunday. "Not on every throw. Certain throws it aggravates me. Hopefully I just continue throwing and it will progress."
Even though his MRI last week revealed no serious damage, it's clear that White Sox manager Robin Ventura wants to make sure Floyd is fully healthy again before tossing him right back into the team's pennant race. The 29-year-old right-hander was 9-9 with a 4.55 ERA through 24 starts this season before the injury, and will need to prove to his organization that he's without a doubt 100% if he wants to rejoin the rotation according to Ventura.
"First he has to go out there with no pain," Ventura said. "But right now, there’s still a little bit in there that I wouldn’t feel comfortable even setting a time for him to pitch right now."