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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.

Dylan Floro
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Floro with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018
Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 51
Born: (1990-12-27) December 27, 1990 (age 28)
Merced, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 7, 2016, for the Tampa Bay Rays
MLB statistics
(through July 18, 2019)
Win–loss record10–7
Earned run average3.35


Amateur careerEdit

High school and collegeEdit

Floro attended Buhach Colony High School in Atwater, California. During his high school career he had a 33–5 win-loss record.[1] 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.[2] 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 RaysEdit

Floro was again drafted by the Rays, this time in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB draft.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Floro was called up to the Major Leagues on July 6, 2016.[6] He made his major league debut on July 7 against the Angels. In 2016 with the Rays he was 0-1 with a 4.20 ERA.[7]

Chicago CubsEdit

Floro was waived by the Rays and claimed by the Chicago Cubs on January 17, 2017, and was designated for assignment on February 1.[8][9] He cleared waivers and was assigned to the Triple-A Iowa Cubs on February 4.[10] The Cubs promoted Floro to the major leagues on May 8.[11] In 2017 with the Cubs he was 0-0 with a 6.52 ERA.[7]

Los Angeles DodgersEdit

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.[12][5][13]

Cincinnati RedsEdit

On January 3, 2018, Floro signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds.[14] He had his contract purchased on April 13, 2018. In 25 appearances, he was 3-2 in ​36 13 innings.

Return to the DodgersEdit

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.[15] 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.


  1. ^ "The Intimidator: Baseball Player of the Year Floro was virtually unhittable in 4 years". mercedsunstar. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "Buhach Colony's Floro drafted by Tampa Bay in 20th round". mercedsunstar. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Floro Taken by Rays in MLB Draft". Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Rays announce 2013 Minor League award winners". Tampa Bay Rays. Retrieved May 2, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Dylan Floro Stats, Highlights, Bio - Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball".
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  7. ^ a b "Dylan Floro Stats -".
  8. ^ "Transactions". Chicago Cubs. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  9. ^ Adams, Steve (February 1, 2017). "Cubs Acquire Eddie Butler, Designate Dylan Floro For Assignment". Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  10. ^ Polishuk, Mark (February 4, 2017). "Minor MLB Transactions: 2/4/17". Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  11. ^ "Cubs send Jason Heyward to disabled list". 8 May 2017.
  12. ^ Todd, Jeff (August 4, 2017). "Dodgers Claim Dylan Floro". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  13. ^ Stephen, Eric (August 18, 2017). "Dodgers trade for Curtis Granderson". SB Nation. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  14. ^ RotoWire Staff (January 3, 2018). "Reds' Dylan Floro: Signs with Cincinnati".
  15. ^ Polishuk, Mark (July 4, 2018). "Dodgers Acquire Dylan Floro, Zach Neal From Reds". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved July 4, 2018.

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