Cubs claim reliever off waivers


by -
Discuss on Cubs Boards   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs today claimed right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Floro, 26, made his major league debut with Tampa Bay last season and went 0-1 with a 4.20 ERA (7 ER/15.0 IP) in 12 relief outings. He struck out 14 and walked only five in 15.0 innings. Floro spent most of the 2016 campaign with Triple-A Durham, going 1-2 with seven saves and a 2.88 ERA (16 ER/50.0 IP) in 32 relief outings, earning mid-season All-Star honors in the International League.

The six-foot-two, 175-pound Floro was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 13th Round of the 2012 Draft out of Cal-State Fullerton. He is 36-30 with nine saves and a 3.30 ERA (194 ER/528.1 IP) in 126 minor league outings, including 73 starts, covering five seasons. He pitched exclusively as a reliever in 2016 after primarily being utilized as a starting pitcher the previous three campaigns.

Chicago’s 40-man roster now stands at 39 players.

Thanks for visiting CubsHQ.com. Follow our Facebook page to get updates on your news feed!
Rate this Story:
0 votes

Discuss on Cubs Boards   Print   | CubsHQ Facebook ChicagoCubsHQ Twitter CubsHQ RSS Feed
ESPN debates trading Happ, Russell, Montgomery for deGromm
ESPN debates trading Happ, Russell, Montgomery for deGromm
Time to get busy for the Cubs
Time to get busy for the Cubs
Carl Edwards Jr. announces the birth of his baby boy
Carl Edwards Jr. announces the birth of his baby boy
Commentary: MLB has the best All-Star game as it proved again
Commentary: MLB has the best All-Star game as it proved again
First Look at Cubs homestand: Promotions, Events, and Food
First Look at Cubs homestand: Promotions, Events, and Food
Brewers All-Star outed for racist and homophobic tweets
Brewers All-Star outed for racist and homophobic tweets
Cardinals fans voted 'Best Fans in Baseball'
Cardinals fans voted 'Best Fans in Baseball'
Contreras makes history in thrilling All-Star Game
Contreras makes history in thrilling All-Star Game
WATCH: Javy Baez interview right before at-bat during All-Star game
WATCH: Javy Baez interview right before at-bat during All-Star game
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest