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Dodgers Trade Dylan Floro to Miami For Alex Vesia and a Prospect

The Dodgers have made another trade today.



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. 

Related: Dodgers Complete 4 Player Trade With A’s

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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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I know we had to make room on the roster, but it’s a shame to see Kolarek and Floro go. Except for a weak second half of 2019, Floro has been solid. He came back strong in 2020 with 2.59 ERA. Kolarek had an ERA below 1.00 in 2020, and proved he was more than a lefty specialist. I would have rather seen Kelley and Jansen go, than these two.

  2. Kolarek and Floro pitched extremely well for the Dodgers, good luck to them on their new teams. Neither deserved to get sent to the minors, yet there is no room for them on the 26 man roster as presently constructed. Assuming the Dodgers will carry 13 pitchers, and no injuries, the staff looks set, with little competition, and only one lefty out of the pen, unless the use Urias there. I suppose they could carry 14 pitchers, then alexander, cleavinger, vesia, santana, etc. has a shot. As presently constructed, I can’t see any of the following not making the team, though they could possibly send down May or Gonsolin to stay stretched out as a starter, and keep another lefty:

    kershaw
    price
    bauer
    urias
    buehler

    gonsolin
    may
    jansen
    kelley
    knebel
    treinen
    graterol
    gonzalez

  3. At least we finally got another lefty! Gonzo was the only one, until Ferguson comes back from TJ surgery in 2022. Interesting that you think these players will be flipped to the Brewers for Hader…

  4. You stated what I thought. I think Gonsolin gets sent down to stretch him for starts, and they add a lefty in the bullpen

  5. Yeah, sign a one hit wonder for 45 million trade off the bullpen. Friedman’s not a GM and this team lays an egg in 2021 , he may not be a president either.

  6. heh guys – you must have missed the intel. trading Floro and Kolarek gets rid of 2 pitchers with no options left for the Dodgers to send them down. The pitchers we got have options, so we can call them up, be there in case we need them for a game or 2 or whatever, and then send them back down. got to have that flexibility!

  7. Floro became expendable with the signing of Knebel. Head scratching on the Kolarek move. Bullpen needs another lefty –perhaps that Josh Hader rumor might come true 🙂

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