Chicago Cubs Rumors: After trades, Cubs DFA RHP Dylan Floro
Upon their trade with the Detroit Tigers for Alex Avila and Justin Wilson, the Chicago Cubs needed to make roster room; DFA pitcher Dylan Floro.
The Chicago Cubs designated pitcher Dylan Floro for assignment Monday. Roster moves were expected as a result of the trades for catcher Alex Avila and relief pitcher Justin Wilson from the Detroit Tigers.
Originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012, Floro was DFA by the Rays in January and subsequently claimed by the Cubs just a few days later. He made his Cubs debut in May against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
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In three relief appearances for Chicago, Floro logged 9 2/3 innings pitched, allowed seven earned runs, and recorded an ERA of 6.52.
For the majority of the season, Floro pitched at Triple-A Iowa. There, he made two starts and 25 relief appearances. Floro was 3-2 with a 3.88 ERA.
The Cubs recalled Floro numerous times throughout the season, but he only had limited opportunities to show what he had. The results were a mix of good and bad.
In his debut against the Rockies on May 9, Floro threw 4 1/3 innings of 1-run ball. In his next outing against the Milwaukee Brewers, May 21, he allowed five runs over 2.0 IP. Floro made his last appearance for the Cubs on July 9 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In that outing, he allowed one run over 3 1/3 IP.
As additional roster moves are expected by the Cubs before their game Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Victor Caratini is one candidate expected to be sent to Triple-A.
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Caratini will likely be back with the Chicago Cubs when rosters expand in September.