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Dodgers acquire reliever Floro from Reds

72   //    05 Jul 2018, 05:49 IST
Dylan Floro
Dylan Floro

The Dodgers acquired right-handed reliever Dylan Floro from the Cincinnati Reds in a four-player trade, Los Angeles announced on Wednesday.

The defending National League champions also acquired minor leaguer Zach Neal and international signing bonus pool space.

Los Angeles gave up minor league pitchers James Marinan and Aneurys Zabala in return.

After a 2017 season in which the Dodgers finished with the fourth best bullpen ERA in MLB at 3.38, Los Angeles' current pen is giving up more than half a run per game more at 3.91.

Floro has been solid for the Reds this season, posting a 2.72 ERA in 25 appearances across 36.1 innings. 

Cincinnati's big get in the deal was Marinan, who was ranked number 21 in the Dodgers' system, according to MLB Pipeline. Marinan was a fourth-round pick by the Dodgers in 2017 and currently boasts a 0.84 ERA in 10.2 innings pitched in rookie league.

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