In one of the more unexpected-but-very-Andrew-Friedman moves of the offseason, the Dodgers traded Dylan Floro to the Marlins for a guy named Alex Vesia. The California native admitted that the move was a shock to him as well, but added that he’s felt right at home since joining the club at its spring training facility in Arizona.
It’s been a great transition so far. I’ve been working with all the pitching coordinators and it’s been going pretty well.
The left-handed hurler made his big league debut with Miami last season, struggling to the tune of an 18.69 ERA (9 ER, 4.1 IP) in 5 games. Hardly numbers that you’d expect the defending World Series champs to go out and hand pick in a trade. However, his “grip it and rip it” fastball has often graded out as above average by talent evaluators, so he definitely brings upside to Los Angeles. Especially after the player development staff gets to work on him.
While he’s not likely to make the opening day roster, Vesia is still hoping to learn as much as he can while at big league camp with the Dodgers. Thursday…