LOS ANGELES –The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired left-handed pitcher Alex Vesia and minor league pitcher Kyle Hurt from the Miami Marlins in exchange for right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro.
Vesia, 24, made five appearance in 2020, allowing nine runs in 4.1 innings while striking out five. He made his Major League debut on July 25, 2020, tossing 0.2 innings at Philadelphia. The Northern California native is 11-2 with a 1.62 ERA (18 ER/100.0 IP) and 138 strikeouts in 52 minor league appearances (one start). In his first full minor league season in 2019, he went a combined 7-2 with a 1.76 ERA (13 ER/66.2 IP) and 100 strikeouts in 38 games across three different levels. He was originally drafted in the 17th round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft out California State University, East Bay.
Hurt, 22, was the Marlins 5th round selection in the 2020 First-Year Player Draft out the University of Southern California. The former Trojan made four starts in 2020 for USC, going 2-1 with a 3.71 ERA (7 ER/17.0 IP) and 25 strikeouts. In his three seasons with USC, the right-hander went a combined 9-13 with a 5.06 ERA (97 ER/172.2 IP) and 170 strikeouts. The Torrey Pines High School graduate pitched in the Cape Cod League in 2018, going 1-1 with a 3.47 ERA (9 ER/23.1 IP) and 22 strikeouts for the Chatham A’s.
Floro, 30, spent parts of the last three seasons with the Dodgers, recording an 11-4 mark with a 3.10 ERA (34 ER/98.2 IP) and 92 strikeouts. Last season, he went 3-0 with a 2.59 ERA (7 ER/24.1 IP) and 19 strikeouts in 25 games while adding six postseason appearances and allowing three runs in 5.1 innings with seven strikeouts. The former Cal State Fullerton Titan has pitched in the Major Leagues five seasons and is 14-7 with a 3.33 ERA (59 ER/159.2 IP) and 139 strikeouts.