Indians sign starter Gavin Floyd to 1-year deal

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Right-hander Gavin Floyd has signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians, giving him a chance to make a comeback from his latest elbow surgery.

The club announced the deal Tuesday.

The 31-year-old pitcher broke a bone in his elbow while throwing a curveball with Atlanta last June. He had surgery and couldn’t resume throwing until after the season. That injury occurred during his ninth start since returning from Tommy John ligament surgery.

Floyd is 72-72 career with a 4.40 ERA in 196 starts and 12 relief appearances with the Phillies, the White Sox and the Braves.

His best season was 2008, when he went 17-8 with a 3.84 ERA in 33 starts for the White Sox.