Gavin Floyd (elbow) threw 15 changeups during a 75-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Floyd (elbow) threw 15 changeups during a 75-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Analysis:

The workload is rather surprising for a guy who's just over nine months removed from Tommy John surgery, but Floyd has yet to throw breaking balls off a mound. He's expected to do so for the first time Sunday. If he continues to progress as expected, the Braves think Floyd will be ready to contribute by May, and the right-hander could end up playing a big role at the back of the rotation.

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Gavin Floyd (elbow) threw 15 changeups during a 75-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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