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Eric O'Flaherty | Relief Pitcher | #34

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 6 (0) / SEA
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Braves placed LHP Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a strained knee.
O'Flaherty has registered a rough 6.52 ERA in 1.55 WHIP in 19 1/3 innings this season out of the Braves' bullpen. An MRI showed no major structural damage in his knee and he's aiming to return when first eligible. Jun 13 - 3:31 PM

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Braves acquired LHP Eric O'Flaherty from the Pirates for cash considerations; purchased his contract from Triple-A Gwinnett.

O'Flaherty is returning to the place where he's had the most success in the majors, having put up a 1.99 ERA from 2009-13 with the Braves. His stuff hasn't rebounded from 2014 Tommy John surgery, but O'Flaherty holds a 2.89 ERA this spring and Atlanta is hoping he can boost their left-handed relief corps.
Mar 27 - 11:13 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves have acquired Eric O'Flaherty from the Pirates.

It's not clear what the Pirates are getting in return, but it doesn't figure to be much since O'Flaherty was in camp on a minor league deal. The left-hander held a 1.99 ERA from 2009-13 with the Braves but hasn't been the same pitcher since having Tommy John surgery in 2014. O'Flaherty holds a 2.89 ERA this spring but has given up 15 hits over 9 1/3 innings.
Mar 27 - 11:00 AM

Eric O'Flaherty gave up five runs -- one earned -- in his inning of work versus the Tigers on Wednesday.

O'Flaherty faces an uphill battle to win a spot in Pittsburgh's pen, so this isn't a good start. He just hasn't been his old self since returning from Tommy John surgery in 2014. Last year, he had an 8.10 ERA in 30 innings for the A's and Mets.
Mar 2 - 5:41 PM

Pirates signed LHP Eric O'Flaherty to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

O'Flaherty wasn't right in 2015, posting a 8.10 ERA and 21/18 K/BB ratio over 30 innings while dealing with left shoulder issues, but he's been an effective lefty reliever in the past. The Pirates have a track record of getting pitchers straightened out, so it's a near-ideal landing spot for the 31-year-old.
Feb 11 - 4:40 PM

Eric O'Flaherty is expected to throw for scouts Wednesday in Seattle.

O'Flaherty, who turns 31 in February, had some shoulder issues last season and struggled to the tune of an 8.10 ERA and 21/18 K/BB ratio over 30 innings between the Athletics and the Mets. He claims to be healthy now and believes that he has fixed his mechanics, so he'll try to make his case in his throwing session. Odds are he'll have to settle for a minor league deal at this point.
Jan 27 - 11:53 AM

Eric O'Flaherty is day-to-day with a back injury.

There are eight days until the start of the NLDS, so O'Flaherty should be fine health-wise. But he probably won't crack the roster anyway with his 8.10 season ERA.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 02:45:00 PM

Mets acquired LHP Eric O'Flaherty and cash considerations from the Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later.

O'Flaherty was designated for assignment by the A's last weekend but has landed on his feet quickly. The left-hander hasn't been the same pitcher since all the injuries hit, as his 5.91 ERA in 25 games for Oakland this year can attest. He can still get lefties out, though, having held them to a .186/.286/.209 batting line this season. O'Flaherty is taking Alex Torres' spot in the bullpen.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 10:50:00 PM

Athletics designated LHP Eric O'Flaherty for assignment.

O'Flaherty has posted a miserable 5.91 ERA in 25 games for Oakland this year and could probably use a change of scenery. The A's called up right-hander Aaron Brooks in the corresponding roster move.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 06:17:00 PM

Athletics activated LHP Eric O'Flaherty from the 15-day disabled list.

O'Flaherty has been sidelined for about a month with left shoulder inflammation. He allowed 10 runs (nine earned) with a 7/5 K/BB ratio over seven innings prior to hitting the shelf and will look for better results in his return.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 10:24:00 AM

Eric O'Flaherty (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

O'Flaherty has made a couple rehab appearances and hasn't had any issues with his left shoulder. He's been sidelined since early May.
Sun, May 31, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Eric O'Flaherty is expected to make his final appearance in a minor league rehab game with High-A Stockton on Saturday before rejoining the Athletics bullpen.

He has been sidelined since early May with left shoulder inflammation. Before hitting the shelf, the 30-year-old southpaw posted a troublesome 11.57 ERA and 2.29 WHIP over seven innings of work out of the A's bullpen.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Fri, May 29, 2015 10:45:00 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (shoulder) is nearing a rehab assignment.

He'll throw another bullpen session on Monday and could be cleared for game action at that time. O'Flaherty has been on the shelf since early May with left shoulder inflammation.
Sun, May 24, 2015 11:52:00 AM

Eric O'Flaherty (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session later this week.

It will be his first time back on the bump since landing on the disabled list early this month with left shoulder inflammation. There's no word on a potential timetable for O'Flaherty's return, but a rehab assignment shouldn't be far off.
Wed, May 20, 2015 12:47:00 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (shoulder) resumed a throwing program on Friday.

He also threw on Saturday, playing catch from a distance of 90 feet. There's no word on a potential timetable for O'Flaherty's return, but the A's figure to be careful here.
Sun, May 17, 2015 09:48:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Chase d'Arnaud
2Jace Peterson
3Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Brandon Snyder
LF1Mallex Smith
2Hector Olivera
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
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PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Williams Perez
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Manny Banuelos
6Bud Norris
7John Gant
8Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Alexi Ogando
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Hunter Cervenka
6Chris Withrow
7Ian Krol
8Joel de la Cruz
9Dario Alvarez
10Tyrell Jenkins
11Paco Rodriguez
12Matt Marksberry
13Daniel Winkler
14Andrew McKirahan