DETROIT - Gavin Floyd's side session on Friday opened the door for the right-hander's return to the rotation Monday when the White Sox open a three-game series at home against the Minnesota Twins.
Floyd threw all of his pitches in a 40-50 pitch workout. Pitching coach Don Cooper described it as "a strong one.''
"He seems like he's ready to go,'' Cooper said.
Floyd went on the disabled list for the first time in his career with elbow tendinitis on July 17 retroactive to July 8.
"I think he's going to be OK because it went very well,'' Cooper said. "[Trainer] Herm [Schneider] and him took the time to work on it and he's feeling better. He looks good.''
If Floyd feels good Saturday, he'll likely get the go-ahead for Monday.
"Compared to the last time I was off the mound, it feels a ton better,'' Floyd said. "If I have to deal with whatever the mild soreness I do feel, I can do that as needed. Tendinitis takes time to get out of there. I felt 99 percent. So, I felt real good to be able to let it go and not feel or be apprehensive.
"I'm ready to go,'' Floyd said. "I'm ready to go whenever they put me out there.''