Floro was mentioned by manager Don Mattingly on Monday as someone he thought could handle save opportunities, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.
Anthony Bass and Yimi Garcia are thought to be the favorites for late-inning work in the Miami bullpen, but Floro might pitch his way into the picture with a strong spring. The right-hander is still looking for his first career save, but he's coming off a solid 2020 campaign with the Dodgers in which he posted a 2.59 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 24.1 innings.
Floro was traded from the Dodgers to the Marlins on Friday in exchange for Alex Vesia and an undisclosed prospect, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Floro doesn't have the strikeout stuff of a bullpen ace, striking out just 20.2 percent of opposing batters over the course of his five-year career, but he's had success nonetheless, posting a 3.33 ERA for his career and a 2.59 ERA in 24.1 innings last season. His 53.7 percent groundball rate has helped him keep runs off the board despite a modest amount of whiffs. That's typically a profile better suited for middle relief than high-leverage work, but the Marlins' bullpen isn't exactly full of big names, so it's entirely possible he picks up his first career save this season.
Floro and the Dodgers agreed to a one-year deal worth $975,000 dollars to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Floro was a workhorse out of the bullpen for the Dodgers during the 2020 season, working 24.1 innings in 25 appearances. He was quite effective as well, posting a 2.59 ERA and 1.11 WHIP with 19 strikeouts. Floro isn't likely to factor into the saves picture for the team.
The Dodgers didn't include Floro on their 28-man roster for the wild-card series with the Brewers that begins Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Los Angeles is likely banking on Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw to work deep into their starts in the first two games of the series, lessening the need to keep Floro on the roster as a low-leverage reliever. Floro still earned a spot on the Dodgers' taxi squad, so he could be an option to join the roster later in the postseason.
Floro could see fewer late-inning opportunities in 2020, Rowan Kavner of Dodger Insider reports.
Floro logged 22 innings of work in the eighth frame or later last season, accounting for nearly half of his 46.2-inning total. He was only mildly effective in those situations, however, yielding 10 earned runs (for a 4.02 ERA) and compiling an 18:9 K:BB. With Kenley Jansen locked in as the team's closer, Pedro Baez emerging as a reliable setup man and Blake Treinen brought in for high-leverage work, Floro's opportunities are likely to come primarily in middle relief when the 2020 campaign gets underway.
Floro (chest) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Floro went down with a left intercostal strain Aug. 21, but he'll rejoin the Dodgers after a shot stint on the IL. The 28-year-old has a 3.89 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 30:12 K:BB over 37 innings this season.
Floro (chest) will be activated from the injured list Sunday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Floro made a rehab appearance with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, tossing eight pitches in one perfect inning. He'll return to the big club on Sunday to fill a spot in the bullpen. Floro is 4-3 with a 3.89 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 39 appearances with the Dodgers this season.
Floro (chest) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday and will toss one inning for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Floro landed on the 10-day injured list with a left intercostal strain Aug. 21. News of the bullpen session and upcoming rehab outing suggests that he should be ready to rejoin the Dodgers when eligible Saturday, though the transaction may be put on hold until rosters expand the following day. Floro has compiled a 3.89 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 37 innings with the Dodgers this season.
Floro was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left intercostal strain, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Floro was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday and apparently suffered the injury while firing a scoreless frame in his first game back in the majors. Casey Sadler rejoins the team in a corresponding move as added bullpen depth.
Floro was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Floro has a 4.00 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 30 strikeouts in 36 MLB innings this season. He will work in a low-to-mid-leverage relief role.
Floro was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.
Floro was only with the Dodgers for two days after returning from a neck injury Wednesday. Tony Gonsolin will take his place in the bullpen.
Floro (neck) was activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Floro completed a bullpen session with no issues Monday, clearing the way for him to rejoin the Dodgers after spending a little more than the minimum 10 days sidelined. Prior to landing on the shelf, the right-hander posted a 4.11 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 30:10 K:BB in 35 innings. Tony Gonsolin was optioned to the minors in a corresponding move.
Floro (neck) threw a bullpen session Monday and should be activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Floro has been on the shelf since July 19 due to neck inflammation, though he's now been able to toss a simulated game and a bullpen session. He's already with the team, but skipper Dave Roberts stated that Floro won't be activated from the injured list until Wednesday.
Floro (neck) threw a simulated game Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
He is out with a sore neck, but is eligible to return at the end of the month -- a feat he may be able to accomplish. Floro will work primarily in low-to-mid leverage situations upon his activation.
Floro was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday due to neck inflammation.
Floro gave up a run while retiring just one batter Thursday against the Phillies, though it's unclear as to when the issue flared up. He'll be eligible to return from the IL on July 29.
Floro (2-1) earned the win Wednesday against the Giants, firing two perfect innings during which he recorded one strikeout.
Floro replaced Rich Hill in the second inning after he exited early with left forearm discomfort. The 28-year-old kept the Giants at bay while getting plenty of run support from his hot-hitting offense. Through 27 appearances this season, Floro owns a 2.77 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 20:4 K:BB.
Floro was credited with a hold in the Dodgers' 7-3 win over the Rays on Tuesday, giving up one hit over 1.1 innings without allowing a baserunner. He didn't record a walk or a strikeout.
Floro continues to be a lights-out performer in the Dodgers' bullpen, as this latest scoreless outing lowered his ERA to a microscopic 0.44 to go along with a 0.79 WHIP in 20.1 innings. He also sports an excellent 15:2 K:BB. While he doesn't figure to see many save opportunities due to the presence of Kenley Jansen, he's establishing himself as arguably the best option in the setup corps.
Floro is dealing with a sore shoulder, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
Floro got hit in the shoulder during batting practice earlier in the week, which explains why he wasn't used during the team's most recent series against the Cubs. The right-hander downplayed the severity of the issue, stating that he's confident he'll be available for Friday's series opener against the Pirates.
Floro hasn't given up a run in any of his eight appearances so far this season, yielding seven hits with five strikeouts and no walks over 8.1 innings.
The Dodgers' bullpen has had its fair share of struggles, but Floro has stood out as an exception, as he's posted a 0.84 WHIP over his eight games. His strong pitching extends back to last season following his acquisition via trade from the Reds, as Floro has a 1.25 ERA over 36 innings as a Dodger. With Joe Kelly struggling so far in the role as the setup man for closer Kenley Jansen, Floro is making a strong case for a look in that role.
Floro pitched two-thirds of an inning Friday, striking out one without allowing a baserunner in a 5-4 loss to Colorado.
Floro has become one of manager Dave Roberts' more reliable right-handed relievers, posting a 1.93 ERA and 10.3 K/9 in 14 innings since coming over from Cincinnati on July 4. The 27-year-old could see his role elevated further following Kenley Jansen's placement on the disabled list with an irregular heartbeat. Scott Alexander is expected to lead a closing committee, but Floro has certainly made a case to be considered as a late-inning option if he is called upon.
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|2017||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||11.1||8||0||0||0||1||1||12||3||18||5.68||1.892|
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|2019||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||4.1||6||0||0||0||0||0||5||4||3||2.19||1.707|