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Dodgers Ink Dylan Floro to a New Deal and Avoid Arbitration

The Dodgers still have some work today as they approach the deadline to work out contracts with arbitration-eligible players. After signing Corey Knebel to a new deal early on Thursday, they had 6 other guys to get contracts to settle with before the 1 p.m. deadline on Friday afternoon. 

They got one of those contracts out of the way late Thursday, as the team worked out a deal for the 2021 season with Dylan Floro. The two sides were able to settle at $975,000 which is right around where Floro was predicted to land in his first year of arbitration. 

Floro is one of those unheralded names out of the Dodgers bullpens that continues to excel despite high usage. Los Angeles used Floro in 25 games during the 2020 season, and he threw 24.1 innings to the tune of a 2.59 era. Floro didn’t strike out a ton of guys, but the key to his success in 2020 was getting his groundball percentage back up to over 56 percent. That combined with giving up soft contact made for a heck of a year out of relief. 

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Floro also proved to be a workhorse for the Dodgers n the postseason as well, logging 6 appearances. While he didn’t quite find that same level of success, Floro did show flashes of brilliance in October. He came on in Game 6 of the World Series during the 2nd inning to strike out Randy Arozarena to end a scoring threat early. Los Angeles went on to win that game and the series as a result. 

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  1. Floro was steady last year. Ferguson was really progressing until the TJ situation last year. It’s really a shame he will miss 2021. Gonzales got it done. Gray and White should get some time in the bullpen. We still lack an established shutdown closer but should be OK for middle releivers. Treinen could close but is better in the setup role. Graterol and Knebel are promising for the closer spot. Graterol needs experience and a solid secondary offspeed pitch. Knebel needs to ease his way back after TJ surgery. Or we could just go out and get someone, preferably on a short contract, to give these guys time to get into the flow.

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