The Dodgers got the ball rolling during early trade season on Wednesday afternoon, acquiring right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro, minor-league right-handed pitcher Zach Neal and international signing bonus pool space from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers James Marinan and Aneurys Zabala.
Floro has made 25 relief appearances with the Reds this season, going 3-2 with a 2.72 ERA (11 ER/36.1 IP) and has struck out 27 batters against 12 walks. The right-hander started the season with Triple-A Louisville, allowing just four hits over 3.0 scoreless inning in two games before having his contract selected by Cincinnati on April 13. The 27-year-old returns to the Dodger organization after spending the last couple months with Triple-A Oklahoma City last season, going 0-1 with one save and posted a 5.56 ERA (7 ER/11.1 IP), while striking out 12 against just three walks in eight games. In 40 career big league games, Floro has gone 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA (25 ER/61.0 IP) and has struck out 47 batters against 19 walks in 61.0 innings. The Merced, California native was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 20th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of California State University, Fullerton.
Neal, 29, also makes his return to the Dodger organization after appearing in one game with the big league club on April 3 against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field, giving up one run (solo home run) on two hits over an inning of relief. The right-hander, who was designated for assignment by Los Angeles on April 5, has appeared in 18 games (three starts) with the Reds’ Triple-A Louisville, going 2-2 with one save and posted a 5.47 ERA (30 ER/49.1 IP) and struck out 29 against just six walks. The Columbia, South Carolina native, who was a non-roster invitee with the Dodgers this spring, was originally selected by the Marlins in the 17th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Oklahoma.
Marinan, 19, was a fourth round draft pick by the Dodgers in 2017 and had appeared in 12 career games (nine starts) over two professional seasons with the organization, going 2-0 with a 1.30 ERA (4 ER/27.2 IP).
Zabala, 21, appeared in 24 games with Single-A Great Lakes this season going 2-2 with one save and posted a 4.86 ERA (20 ER/37.0 IP), while holding hitters to a .231 average. Over five professional seasons with the Mariners (2014-16) and Dodgers (2017-18) organizations, he has posted a 10-17 record with five saves, a 5.05 ERA and has struck out 136 batters in 164.0 innings.
In order to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Floro, the Dodgers designated right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino for assignment.
(Dai Sugiura furnished the information provided in this report)