BALTIMORE – The White Sox put right-handed starter Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain. The move is retroactive to Monday.
Floyd (9-9 with a 4.55 ERA) pitched two innings Sunday against Seattle before leaving with discomfort in his elbow. An MRI showed no structural damage.
Chicago recalled right-hander Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A and he will start today against Baltimore.
Chicago also assigned outfielder Alejandro De Aza (bruised ribs) to Charlotte on a rehabilitation assignment.
Cubs’ Castro gets 7-year deal
The Cubs and shortstop Starlin Castro agreed to a seven-year contract with a club option for 2020. Castro, 22, was batting .276 this season with 12 homers and 63 RBI.
Around the leagues
Toronto slugger Jose Bautista will have season-ending surgery to stabilize a tendon in his left wrist. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis. The 2013 All-Star game is set for Citi Field, home of Mets. Pittsburgh released struggling left-handed starter Erik Bedard.