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Dodgers avoid arbitration with Dylan Floro

One-year deal for RHP with a reported $975,000

2020 World Series Game 6: Los Angeles Dodgers v. Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Kelly Gavin/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Dodgers avoided salary arbitration with relief pitcher Dylan Floro, agreeing to a one-year, $975,000 deal, per multiple reports.

Floro had a 2.59 ERA with 19 strikeouts and four walks in 24⅓ innings in his 25 appearances in 2020. His ERA and FIP (2.66) were both third-best among Dodgers relievers with at least 10 innings pitched.

In the postseason Floro had a 5.06 ERA in six appearances, though he struck out seven against one walk, and his three-pitch strikeout of the red-hot Randy Arozarena to escape a jam in the second inning of Game 6 of the World Series set the stage for dominant relief, helping the Dodgers come back in the game that clinched their first championship in 32 years.

This is the first year of arbitration eligibility for the 30-year-old Floro, who has three years, 53 days of major league service time. His projected 2021 salary per Matt Swartz at MLB Trade Rumors ranged between $900,000 and $1.2 million. Floro had a $593,500 salary last season.

Floro signing along with the one-year deal for Corey Knebel earlier Thursday — the team has not announced either signing — the Dodgers have five players still eligible for salary arbitration — Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger, Walker Buehler, Julio Urías, and Austin Barnes. The deadline to exchange salary figures is Friday at 10 a.m. PT.