Cubs claim Floro off waivers from Rays

Cubs claim Floro off waivers from Rays

CHICAGO -- The Cubs added another reliever to the mix, claiming right-hander Dylan Floro off waivers from the Rays on Tuesday. With the move, the Cubs' 40-man roster now is at 39.

Floro, 26, was drafted by the Rays in the 13th round in the 2012 Major League Draft, and he made his Major League debut with Tampa Bay this past season. In 12 relief outings, he gave up seven earned runs over 15 innings, striking out 14 and walking five.

The right-hander spent most of last season with Triple-A Durham, going 1-2 with seven saves and a 2.88 ERA in 32 relief outings. He was named a mid-season International League All-Star.

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Last season, Floro was used exclusively as a reliever after starting for three years in the Minor Leagues.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for since 2001. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.