Minnesota Twins Release 8-Year Veteran Pitcher

The Minnesota Twins have decided to part ways with right-handed relief pitcher Dylan Floro, a move that comes as no surprise given his underwhelming performance during the 2023 season.

Acquired just before the trade deadline from the Marlins, Floro struggled to recapture his previous shutdown reliever form, posting a disappointing 5.29 ERA over 19 appearances with the Twins.

While his underlying statistics showed some promise, his performance didn't meet expectations, prompting the decision to release him.

With the regular season coming to a close and a $3.9 million salary, the Twins' move to release Floro suggests their intent to make significant changes to their roster.

It's unlikely that Floro would have been included on the Twins' postseason roster, given his struggles. However, despite his disappointing tenure in Minnesota, the 32-year-old right-hander with a track record of success in prior years should have no trouble finding a new team in free agency once the season concludes.

As he becomes a free agent, Floro will have the opportunity to reset and potentially reignite his career with a fresh start.

Floro's brief but challenging time with the Twins was marked by an elevated ERA, but his past success in other seasons makes him an attractive option for teams seeking to bolster their bullpen during the offseason.

While the move to release him may have been expected, the door remains open for Floro to contribute to a new team in the future, and his potential as a bounce-back candidate could make him an intriguing addition for teams in need of bullpen help. Photo Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports