The esteemed General Soreness has reared his ugly head again. A Philip Humber return from the DL may not necessitate a demotion, as Gavin Floyd’s health status is now in question. Floyd headed to Chicago over the weekend while the team took on the Royals in order to undergo an MRI on his right elbow. The results were encouraging, as no structural damage was found. However he is currently being pushed back from his next start, which is not so encouraging.
Dylan Axelrod will take his place in the rotation on Monday at Fenway Park. Hopefully just a little extra rest will ease the pain for Floyd, which is being billed as general soreness and tendinitis, or general tendinitis if you prefer a blended approach. Though he’s not expected to hit the disabled list just yet, it’s certainly a worry in the minds of Sox fans that have seen a little too much movement in the starting rotation.
Philip Humber is slated to make his first start since heading to the disabled list on Tuesday against the Red Sox. When one comes up, one comes down. Balance is not always to be appreciated.