Floyd Activated By Marlins
MIAMI (AP) _ Left fielder Cliff Floyd, limping through another injury-curtailed season, was activated from the disabled list Tuesday by the Florida Marlins.
Floyd missed 28 games because of a torn medial meniscus in his left knee. He was scheduled to start Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals.
``It feels weird,″ he said. ``I haven’t been out there in a month. But it shouldn’t be weird _ I do it every year.″
Because of injuries, Floyd has played more than 120 games in a season only once in his seven-year major-league career.
Manager John Boles said Floyd will be limited to about six innings in each of the next few games. But Floyd said he is pain-free and hoping to finish the season strong.
``I’m going to go out there and play hard and not worry about anything,″ he said.
Floyd rejoins the roster with a .287 average, 19 homers, 67 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 95 games. To make room for him, the Marlins optioned infielder Chris Clapinski to Single-A Brevard County.