The Dodgers are making moves on Friday before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. After a trade with the A’s landed them a few decent prospects, Los Angeles has traded away another reliever.
The Dodgers are sending Dylan Floro to the Miami Marlins in the latest swap. The return will be LHP Alex Vesia and a prospect, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Vesia made his Major League debut with the Marlins in 2020. He pitched in just 4.1 innings and was charged with 9 earned runs.
In his minor league career, Vesia has been terrific. He put up great numbers during the 2019 minor league season which he split between 3 different levels. All told, he compiled a 1.76 ERA across 66.2 innings of work. He also tallied a strikeout rate of 13.5 per 9 innings and was able to keep his walk rate relatively down.
The prospect has yet to be named in the deal, but the Dodgers appear to be making room while also adding to their depth. Trading away Floro likely clears space in the bullpen for a starter to pushed back. If not, then it just thins out the very stiff competition for a relief job.
In his time with the Dodgers, Floro put up some pretty great numbers. His first year when he was traded to Los Angeles, Floro was lights out coming out of the bullpen. He also ended up stepping up in some big moments during the World Series run this year, even though his numbers may not reflect that.
UPDATE: The prospect coming back to Los Angeles is RHP Kyle Hurt.
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