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Gavin Floyd reinjures elbow

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Cleveland Indians starter Gavin Floyd has suffered a reinjury of the right elbow stress fracture that ended his 2014 season, the team announced Tuesday from spring training.

The Indians said in a statement that Floyd will be out for the foreseeable future and that they are gathering information to determine treatment options. Surgery is one possible option, the team said.

Floyd, 32, is 72-72 with a 4.40 ERA in parts of 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox and Atlanta Braves. He made an impressive comeback from Tommy John surgery with the Braves last summer before suffering a gruesome injury to his right elbow while throwing a pitch against the Washington Nationals on June 19.

The Indians, who signed Floyd to a one-year, $4 million deal plus incentives in December, had expected him to be part of their Opening Day rotation. Floyd's latest injury is a blow to what is expected to be a team strength.

"It's pretty safe to say he's going to miss significant time," manager Terry Francona said Tuesday morning. "For us, it's more important to support him. And once they figure out what they're going to do, we can get him on track to resuming his career.

"This was a tough pill for him to swallow, I'm sure. He had done his rehab so diligently. He came out early and worked hard, and he was so ready. I think he felt really good about things. It's kind of like you get punched in the stomach. It takes your breath away for a minute, but then it comes back. In his case, it will come back.

"It's a lot to ask. But if he wants to pitch again in the major leagues -- and I think he does -- I think he'll conquer this."

With Floyd out of the picture, Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Trevor Bauer, T.J. House and Danny Salazar are likely to make up Cleveland's Opening Day rotation. Josh Tomlin and Zach McAllister are additional rotation options for the Tribe.