Dodgers Place Dylan Floro On 10-Day Injured List With Neck Inflammation, Recall Casey Sadler From Triple-A Oklahoma City
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Dylan Floro against the Colorado Rockies
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The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Dylan Floro on the 10-day injured list with neck inflammation and recalled Casey Sadler from Triple-A Oklahoma City prior to Friday’s series opener against the Miami Marlins.

Floro has been a cog in the Dodgers bullpen all season long, appearing in 37 games while pitching to a 4.11 ERA, 3.64 FIP and 1.29 WHIP. He has struck out 30 and walked 10 in 35 total innings.

Floro has struggled a bit as of late though, posting a 9.00 ERA in eight innings across his last nine appearances. It is unclear how serious Floro’s neck inflammation is, but this could be a good opportunity for him to reset and get healthy for the home stretch of the season.

Sadler was not away from the Dodgers for long as he was recalled for the first time this past week. He made two appearance and was optioned back to Oklahoma City in a corresponding move to Caleb Ferguson being recalled.

The Dodgers recently acquired Sadler from the Tampa Bay Rays, and in 11 games between the two organizations this season, he has yielded a 2.05 ERA, 4.30 FIP and 1.09 WHIP with 13 strikeouts and six walks in 22 innings.

In 13 games (four starts) at the Triple-A level, Sadler has a 3.26 ERA and 1.14 WHIP while striking out 53 and walking just six in 38.2 total innings.

It is no secret that the Dodgers bullpen has been struggling lately, but president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman has found diamonds in the rough in the past, so he is hoping he can do the same with Sadler.

The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday so should be available out of the bullpen on Friday.

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, the injury to Floro makes it even more evident that the Dodgers need to find some relief help in the coming weeks.