Chicago White Sox pitcher and onetime Great Righthanded Hope for the Phils, Gavin Floyd, will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow. He will likely miss 14 to 19 months. The fourth overall pick of 2001, who was hurt April 27, will have surgery on Tuesday. He went 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA this season.
Bailey's biceps trouble
The Boston Red Sox placed closer Andrew Bailey on the disabled list due to right biceps inflammation. The former Paul VI star, who has five saves and a 1.46 ERA this season, received an MRI that revealed no structural damage. He last pitched April 28.
Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the first time since surgery on his left hip four months ago. He joined a group of injured Yankees starters at the team's minor-league complex in Florida. The 37-year-old third baseman ran, played catch, hit off a tee, and was even able to flash the sign of the horns when he arrived, Yahoo Sports reported. (Has he become a Texas Longhorns fan or was he just rocking out to some metal?) He said his comeback feels "like being 8 years old again when I first grabbed a bat."
The Yankees closed A-Rod's workout to the media, so he was only seen looking like 28 million bucks in the parking lot.
The Giants' Hunter Pence, who faced former Phils teammates Monday night, was on fire during San Francisco's six-game winning streak. He hit .320 with a homer and 6 RBIs.
- Inquirer wire services