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Baltimore-area product Gavin Floyd signs incentive-laden deal with Braves

Local product Gavin Floyd might not pitch in a major league game until May after having elbow surgery last season, but the prospect of his healthy return in 2014 was enough for the Atlanta Braves to sign the free-agent right-hander to a one-year, incentive-laden contract, the club announced on Monday.

Floyd, a Mount St. Joseph product and former Severna Park resident, will make $4 million in base salary and could make as much as $4.5 million more in incentives, according to multiple reports.

The Orioles had been monitoring the 30-year-old Floyd’s progress from Tommy John surgery last May and club representatives met with Floyd at last week’s winter meetings in Orlando, where an offer was made. But the Orioles were out of the running by Friday.

The Orioles have been interested in Floyd since his days as a prep standout. Back in 2001, the Orioles just missed out on drafting Floyd out of high school, when he was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies with the fourth overall pick. The Orioles had the seventh pick that season.

Floyd made just five starts last season for the White Sox before being shelved, going 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA, but he recorded double-digit wins in each of the previous four seasons before that. His best season came in 2008, when he went 17-8 with a 3.84 ERA for a White Sox team that won the American League Central.

Floyd owns a 70-70 career record with a 4.48 ERA in 199 games (187 starts) over 10 seasons with the White Sox and Phillies.

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