Cubs Claim Rays Pitcher off Waivers
The Cubs have claimed 26-year old RHP Dylan Floro off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tampa Bay's 2012 13th round draft pick out of Cal State - Fullerton, Floro spent most of his pro career in the minors as a starting pitcher before moving to the bullpen at AAA Durham in 2016. He made his MLB debut last July and spent 40 days with the Rays (4.20 ERA and 1.87 WHIP in 15.0 IP and 12 games), before being optioned back to Durham in August. He was Designated for Assignment by the Rays last Wednesday.
Floro is an extreme ground-ball pitcher and strike-throwing machine (allowing just 9 BB in 50 IP at AAA in 2016) who features a 92-93 MPH sinker and 86-88 MPH cutter/slider combo, and he will likely provide depth as a SP/RP "swing-man" at AAA Iowa in 2017.
The Cubs MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) now stands at 39 (one slot is open), although it is possible that the Cubs will try and outright Floro to the minors right away (once waivers can be secured) since the Cubs have the #30 (last) waiver claim priority and no other MLB club was interested enough in Floro to make a claim. (Floro cannot refuse an Outright Assignment to the minors, and if outrighted he would not be eligible to be a minor league 6YFA until after the 2018 season).
Eric S 14 hours 29 min ago (view)
Woo Hoo!!! Cubs win a crazy one! KB with another late inning, game winning homer - good stuff!
crunch 14 hours 32 min ago (view)
schwarb set the cubs team record for fastest to 100 by a cub a bit less than a week ago. bryant would have won a couple MVP awards in a row the past couple years.
Eric S 14 hours 34 min ago (view)
That was a good send by the butterman - great throw by Yaz Jr
Try as he might, Eddie Vedder can’t find da butterman
Thanks. I’ll show myself out now
Eric S 14 hours 39 min ago (view)
200th home run of the season by KB probably would have set some kind of record too
crunch 14 hours 41 min ago (view)
the inital graphic was KB #200, but i was like...hold on...
it was technically true in the loosest sense of the phrase.
Eric S 14 hours 47 min ago (view)
That would have been pretty cool if it had been KB’s 200th home run in less than five full seasons!
crunch 14 hours 49 min ago (view)
this game, though...wow...this game.
200th team homer of the season.
Eric S 14 hours 50 min ago (view)
Yes. Just like that
Eric S 15 hours 15 min ago (view)
Funny (ha ha) to remember that at one point in this game Yu had retired 12 straight Giants
crunch 15 hours 16 min ago (view)
"i am required to say it's a see-saw battle." - len
"it's going to come down to the kicking game." - jd
Eric S 15 hours 18 min ago (view)
Oof. The lead off walk - horrible. That second hit allowed (which tied the game) on the ankle high fastball - tuff luck.
crunch 15 hours 23 min ago (view)
oh yeah...so cubs win 21-22 on a walk off bote grand slam...gotcha.
Eric S 15 hours 32 min ago (view)
Sounds about right. Howevuh ... Home Game!
crunch 15 hours 36 min ago (view)
d.holland still sucks.
cubs tied this one out of sheer suck going on both sides of this game. i'm waiting for the cubs to lose this one 18-17 in a few hours.
Eric S 15 hours 45 min ago (view)
Cubs need their three-hole hitter to start stepping up at the plate and do something crazy like driving in the two-hole hitter
Eric S 15 hours 49 min ago (view)
Somebody wake up Grandpa Joe and remind him that having Holland face righties i— any righty — is a no-no