Earlier Friday morning, the Dodgers made a surprising move when they sent LHP Adam Kolarek along with outfield prospect Cody Thomas to the Oakland Athletics. Just a couple hours later, Andrew Friedman is at it again. This time Los Angeles traded away RHP Dylan Floro to the Miami Marlins int exchange for LHP Alex Vesia and minor league pitcher Kyle Hurt.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired LHP Alex Vesia and minor league pitcher Kyle Hurt from the Miami Marlins in exchange for RHP Dylan Floro.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 12, 2021
Floro was acquired from the Cincinnati Reds in 2018 and posted a 3.10 ERA with 92 strikeouts and only 29 walks in 98 2/3 innings while in Dodger blue. He became a reliable weapon out of the pen for Dave Roberts. However, with the multiple upgrades the Dodgers have made this offseason to the pen, there was just little room for Floro and may have opted to give him a chance to contribute elsewhere.
Dylan Floro, Disgusting 93mph Sinker. 🤮
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 26, 2020
Vesia who was drafted by the Marlins in 2018, made his major league debut in the shortened 2020 where he logged 4 1/1 innings. In that small sample size, the 24-year old allowed 9 earned runs on 7 hits and 7 walks while striking out 5. However, Vesia does boast a strong track record of success in the minors as he’s posted a 1.62 ERA, 138 strikeouts, and only 26 walks in 100 innings. The Dodgers are also acquiring Hurt who was a 2020 draft pick for the Marlins. The 22-year old is a Southern California native who pitched for the USC Trojans.
Best of luck in Miami Dylan, and welcome to Los Angeles Alex and Kyle!