Floro with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018
|Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 51|
|Born: December 27, 1990|
|July 7, 2016, for the Tampa Bay Rays|
|MLB statistics |
(through May 9, 2019)
|Earned run average||2.55|
Dylan Lee Floro (born December 27, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Tampa Bay Rays, Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds.
High school and college
Floro attended Buhach Colony High School in Atwater, California. During his high school career he had a 33–5 win-loss record. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 20th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft but did not sign and attended California State University Fullerton to play college baseball. He played for the Titans from 2010 to 2012. During his career he went 21–8 with a 3.29 earned run average (ERA) and 178 strikeouts.
Tampa Bay Rays
Floro was again drafted by the Rays, this time in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB draft. This time he signed with the Rays and made his professional debut that season with the Hudson Valley Renegades. Pitching for the Bowling Green Hot Rods and Charlotte Stone Crabs in 2013, Floro went 11–2 with a 1.77 ERA and was named the Rays Minor League Pitcher of the Year. In 2014, he pitched for the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits. In 2015, he pitched for the Triple-A Durham Bulls and was 9-12 with a 5.02 ERA.
Floro was waived by the Rays and claimed by the Chicago Cubs on January 17, 2017, and was designated for assignment on February 1. He cleared waivers and was assigned to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs on February 4. The Cubs promoted Floro to the major leagues on May 8. In 2017 with the Cubs he was 0-0 with a 6.52 ERA.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Floro was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 4, 2017, pitched 8 games for their AAA team and was 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA, and was designated for assignment on August 18, 2017.
Return to the Dodgers
Floro was traded back to the Dodgers on July 4 (along with Zach Neal and international bonus pool space) in exchange for James Marinan and Aneurys Zabala. After being acquired, Floro posted strong numbers for the remainder of the season, posting an ERA of 1.63 in 29 games. He was the losing pitcher in Game 4 of the 2018 World Series.
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