Dodgers Deal Floro to Marlins for a Pair of Pitchers

After completing a trade with the Athletics this morning, the Dodgers have made a deal with the Marlins, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. The reported trade will send right-handed reliever Dylan Floro to Miami in exchange for left-handed reliever Alex Vesia and right-handed pitching prospect Kyle Hurt.

In his tenure with the Dodgers, Dylan Floro recorded an ERA of 3.10 over 98.2 IP. In each of the last two seasons, Floro accrued 0.6 points of fWAR and was projected to add another 0.5 fWAR in 2021 according to ZiPS projections. Floro will turn 31 this December.

Headlining the Dodgers’ return is Alex Vesia, a 24-year-old left-handed reliever who debuted in Major League Baseball during the truncated 2020 season. In his debut campaign, Vesia struggled, though the sample size of 4.1 IP is far from telling. Vesia posted a strong 1.62 ERA with 138 strikeouts over an even 100.0 innings in his time in the minor leagues.

Right-handed pitching prospect Kyle Hurt rounds out the return from Miami for Floro. Hurt was drafted out of the University of Southern California by the Marlins in the fifth round of the 2020 MLB Draft this past June. According to Baseball America, Hurt throws a 95-96 MPH fastball, a plus changeup, and a curveball and slider that show signs of being plus pitches at their best.

Arrick Joel has covered the Dodgers since 2017. Follow him on Twitter at @ArrickJoel and follow @DodgersLowDown for more.