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Dodgers News: Dylan Floro to Begin Minor League Rehab Assignment

Dylan Floro is pushing his way back to the big leagues from neck inflammation.

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - MAY 22: Dylan Floro #51 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks off after being removed in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

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.

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.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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