WASHINGTON (AP) - Atlanta Braves right-hander Gavin Floyd left Thursday night's game against the Washington Nationals with an elbow injury in his ninth start since returning from Tommy John surgery.
Floyd flexed his pitching arm awkwardly after giving up a long foul ball to Jayson Werth on the first pitch of the seventh inning. The Braves trainer went to the mound, examined Floyd's elbow and he then left the game for reliever Anthony Varvaro.
The Braves announced that Floyd has posterior swelling in the right elbow. He was to have X-rays and then be examined by the Nationals' team doctor.
The Braves lost two starters - Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy - to Tommy John surgery during spring training.
Floyd allowed no runs and struck out six through six innings.

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