Blue Jays Interested in Gavin Floyd

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20: Starting pitcher Gavin Floyd #34 of the Chicago White Sox reacts after giving up a two run home run to designated hitter Travis Hafner #48 of the Cleveland Indians during the second inning at Progressive Field on September 20, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

According to FOX Sports (Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal), the Toronto Blue Jays are continuing their pursuit of White Sox starter Gavin Floyd. The two teams have reportedly had an ongoing dialogue since the beginning of Spring Training.

Yesterday, we heard that the Blue Jays had some interest in Phillies right-hander Joe Blanton, another arm that could help them to improve their rotation before the season begins. The White Sox, meanwhile, have been listening to offers for Floyd for months.

Floyd, 29, is owed $7M in 2012, with a team option for the 2013 season (worth $9.5M). Afterwards, he would be eligible for free agency (or if his option were to be declined, he would hit free agency after this season). Over the last four seasons, Floyd has a 109 ERA+ in 124 starts.

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