After scratched start, Floyd to get MRI on elbow

After scratched start, Floyd to get MRI on elbow

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The latest turn on a long road back from a fractured right elbow for Cleveland starting pitcher Gavin Floyd is an MRI scan to try to determine what has been bothering him in his recent throwing sessions.

Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday morning that Floyd will undergo the scan in Arizona, with results likely due Tuesday. Floyd, a right-hander who was signed as a free agent last winter, sustained the elbow injury last June while pitching for the Braves. He was scheduled to make his Indians debut Sunday before he was scratched.

"He's feeling some things," Francona said, noting the discomfort has been in a few different spots. "We just want to make sure he's all right. He's been through a lot, and we don't want him to go through more."

Floyd shut down a throwing session last week with the discomfort, but the hope was he could still stay on track. The team has emphasized to Floyd that he doesn't need to push things to be ready for Opening Day, and this situation might take that out of the picture.

Francona said it wasn't really a matter of how the 32-year-old veteran looked on the mound, but how he felt that determined the MRI was the right course of action.

"We all felt like the ball's coming out pretty good, but he's still feeling some things," Francona said. "It's a little vague, so we just think this makes sense to get it looked at."

John Schlegel is a national reporter for MLB.com. You can follow him on Twitter @JohnSchlegelMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.