Report: Red Sox Still Showing Interest in White Sox Pitcher Gavin Floyd

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January 18, 2012

The Red Sox have added a number of low-cost, low-risk starters recently, but they could have a bigger deal in mind. The White Sox' Gavin Floyd is one name that keeps popping up.

The Red Sox are still showing interest in Floyd, according to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi.

Floyd, who turns 29 next week, is coming off a season in which he went 12-13 with a 4.37 ERA in 31 games (30 starts). In his career, the 6-foot-6 right-hander is 58-55 with a 4.50 ERA in 165 games (153 starts) over the course of eight seasons (three with the Phillies and five with the White Sox).

The righty's best season came in 2008, when he went 17-8 with a 3.84 ERA while tossing a career-high 206 1/3 innings.

Selected fourth overall in the 2001 draft, Floyd has failed to live up to the lofty expectations that accompanied him, but he still has the ability to be a solid back-of-the-rotation starter.

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