Dodgers’ right-handed reliever Dylan Floro (neck inflammation) is set to begin a rehab assignment in the coming days, per JP Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group.
Dylan Floro threw 23 pitchers to minor leaguers Edwin Mateo and Alex De Jesus. Dave Roberts said Floro "felt good." Floro is in line for a minor league rehab assignment with Rancho Cucamonga before rejoining the Dodgers in Denver.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) July 24, 2019
With the right-hander throwing for the first time since July 18, this is a positive update. The Colorado series that Hoornstra is alluding to begins July 29.
Floro was struggling and while many believed that he was a ‘phantom’ IL placement, the fact that he is going on a rehab assignment means that he could be dealing with some real issue.
Acquired from the Reds last year, Floro posted a 2.25 ERA in 2018 with Cincinnati and Los Angeles. But he hasn’t shown the same type of production in 2019, tallying a 4.11 ERA in 37 games.
While he opened the 2019 season as as one of the best relievers in baseball over the first few weeks, he’s since pitched to a 9.20 ERA over his last 18 games, allowing runs in 7 contests, and 2 inherited runners to score.
Floro will have all of August and September to prove himself healthy and worthy of the playoff roster spot.