The Orioles have some interest in Chicago White Sox free-agent right-hander Gavin Floyd and have been monitoring his progress as he recovers from elbow surgery, according to industry sources. Floyd, 30, who starred at Mount St. Joseph before being selected by the Philadelphia Phillies with the fourth overall pick in the 2001 amateur draft, underwent Tommy John surgery in May, when he also had a torn flexor tendon repaired. His agent, Michael Moye, told that Floyd has been throwing long toss at 180 feet and could begin a mound progression in early December with hopes that he can be ready by, or near, Opening Day. An Orioles representative has periodically kept tabs on the progress of Floyd, whom they have liked since he was a Baltimore prep standout. The Orioles' interest, obviously, is tied to how healthy the club believes he can be in 2014 and beyond, one source said.