Gavin Floyd likely to miss last start

Updated: September 26, 2010, 6:16 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Although it hasn't been made official, it appears as if White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd will not make another start this season.

"In my mind, I think we should shut it down," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "This is a kid that's going to be back here next year and he's not going to prove to anybody if he can pitch or not. I think, 'why are we going to take a risk when the thing is not very important?' Obviously we have to talk to Gavin first to see how he feels but I think the best scenario is to shut it down. That's the best thing for him and for the organization."

Floyd came out of his last start at Oakland on Sept. 20 after suffering soreness in the back of his right shoulder. He threw just seven pitches and was replaced by Tony Pena. Pena also took Floyd's start Sunday against the Angels.

Even if he did return, Floyd would only get one more start. He will finish the season 10-13 with a 4.08 ERA. His 151 strikeouts tie him for the team lead with John Danks.

Doug Padilla covers the White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.