Dodgers claim Dylan Floro

The Los Angeles Dodgers today claimed right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro from the Chicago Cubs and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City

Floro, 26, appeared in three games with the Cubs this season allowing seven runs in 9.2 innings of relief (6.52 ERA) and struck out six batters against two walks. He spent the majority of the season with Chicago's Triple-A Iowa, going 3-2 with one save and posted a 3.88 ERA (21 ER/48.2 IP), while striking out 26 batters against eight walks in 25 games (two starts).

The Merced, California native has gone 0-1 with a 5.11 ERA and has struck out 20 batters against seven walks in 15 career big league games with Tampa Bay (2016) and Chicago (2017). Over six minor league seasons, he has gone 39-32 with 10 saves and has posted a 3.35 ERA in 151 career games (75 starts) with the Rays (2012-16) and Cubs (2017) organizations. Floro, who was designated for assignment on July 31, was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 13th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of California State University, Fullerton.

In order to create room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to the 60-day disabled list (ankylosis spondylitis).