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Dylan Floro got news of his call-up by Rays in quite the style

Dylan Floro is a 13th-round pick in 2012 who was converted from starter to reliever and has done well at Durham.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Dylan Floro is a 13th-round pick in 2012 who was converted from starter to reliever and has done well at Durham.

RHP Dylan Floro would have been excited about the news no matter what, but the way he got word of his callup by the Rays from Triple-A was quite memorable, as Durham manager Jared Sandberg announced it on the field during a kids camp the Bulls were hosting.

Floro, 25, is a 13th pick in 2012 who was converted from starter to reliever and has done well at Durham, going 1-2, 2.81 with seven saves, posting 38 strikeouts and eight walks in 26 2/3 innings.

The Rays designated for assignment LHP Dana Eveland to make room.

Manager Kevin Cash said Floro should be of help to their bullpen, and able to pitch multiple innings.

"Dylan Floro is a guy that was kind of a starting prospect for us, he made the move to the bullpen this year to maybe get him up here a little bit quicker, he's done some good things,'' Cash said. "From what we've heard, he's a strike thrower, sinkerballer, gets the ball on the ground quite a bit. Obviously him getting up here there's going to be some nerves kicking, but when he gets past that we expect him to throw a lot of strikes for us and be efficient in the way that he can get some balls on the ground.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 5:47pm]

    

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