Braves veteran Floyd undergoes elbow surgery

Braves starter Gavin Floyd left the game during his June 19 start after fracturing his elbow.

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Braves starter Gavin Floyd underwent his second elbow surgery in as many seasons on Thursday afternoon, effectively ending his 2014 season, according to a team release.

The season-ending procedure repaired Floyd’s fractured olecranon in his right elbow, an injury he suffered during his last outing against the Philadelphia Phillies. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York City.

The news comes less than two months after Floyd returned from undergoing Tommy John surgery last season. The 31-year-old free agent pickup started nine games for the Braves this season, finding plenty of success: he posted a 2.65 ERA and 7.45 strikeouts per nine innings over 54 1/3 innings pitched.

With Floyd out for the season, the Braves moved second-year pitcher Alex Wood back into the rotation on Wednesday. Wood, a second-round draft pick of the Braves in 2012, pitched seven scoreless innings against the Astros in his return.

At 40-38, the Braves trail the Nationals by 1.5 games in the National League East.