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).
crunch 7 hours 57 min ago (view)
pen manages to string 2 good innings together...in a row!
the cubs are 8-2.
the cards are 2-3. the marlins are 2-1.
we're 1/6th of the way into this and who knows how much longer it will last...
crunch 8 hours 13 min ago (view)
"what i wouldn't give to have a man bun and a 99mph fastball" - JD on staumont
crunch 8 hours 17 min ago (view)
Eric S 8 hours 26 min ago (view)
The Adjunct Professor was dealing tonite
crunch 8 hours 43 min ago (view)
a.mills is good for 140+ pitches, right?
*looks at pen* uh...right?
he was shakey through the first 2ip and stellar since.
Cubster 8 hours 43 min ago (view)
The Cardinals have to test negative for the next two days for the Cub-Cardinal series to happen this weekend (per Len Kasper)
crunch 11 hours 4 min ago (view)
game time delayed 30m
crunch 11 hours 13 min ago (view)
m.soroka (ATL) is having to be helped off the field unable to put weight on his right leg.
it looks like he really screwed something in his calf/foot area that's not specifically the ankle.
crunch 13 hours 4 min ago (view)
bryant(LF) / rizzo / baez / contreras / schwarber(DH) / bote(3rd) / heyward / hoerner / happ
crunch 14 hours 9 min ago (view)
"take off your mask while you eat/drink" indoor venues has been one of the stupidest missteps in this whole thing. i can safely say if i've been hearing this in covid briefings at work for months that government leaders have, too.
it's one of the most disasterous missteps we've taken during re-opening and there is little american appetite for ending it on a government or "personal responsibility" level.
crunch 14 hours 17 min ago (view)
the "field of dreams" game that absolutely no one asked for, wanted, or cared about (STL/CWS) has been cancelled.
Cubster 15 hours 11 min ago (view)
MSNBC: 13 members of the Cardinals organization are positive, 7 players, 6 staff.
Sportswriters saying that the Criteria for shutting down the season is 3-4 teams with uncontrolled spread.
Entire series between Tigers-Cards canceled.
Hanging by threads...
Charlie 15 hours 19 min ago (view)
Charlie 15 hours 22 min ago (view)
Dang. That map suggests he's right on the border of being blocked, even though MLB says he's not according to his zip. We'll see about the IP address. Thanks!
Charlie 15 hours 27 min ago (view)
They should absolutely know better BUT let's all remember that there are other authorities responsible for allowing those venues to open.
Cubster 15 hours 39 min ago (view)
Cards-Tigers tonight is cancelled and supposedly tomorrow's game is iffy.