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Eric O'Flaherty | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Athletics activated LHP Eric O'Flaherty from the 60-day disabled list.
O'Flaherty posted a 3.86 ERA with eight strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings during his rehab assignment. The left-hander should be a nice addition to the A's bullpen if he has regained his pre-Tommy John surgery form. Jul 3 - 5:06 PM

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Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that "there's a chance" Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, O'Flaherty has posted a 3.86 ERA with eight strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings during his rehab assignment. He would be a nice addition to the big club's bullpen if he has regained pre-surgery form. The A's begin a six-game homestand on Thursday.
Jul 2 - 11:43 AM

Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) could be activated from the disabled list during the Athletics' next homestand, which begins on July 3.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, O'Flaherty has posted a 4.32 ERA with six strikeouts over 8 1/3 innings during his rehab assignment. The left-hander could prove to be a big part of the A's bullpen if he has regained his pre-surgery stuff.
Jun 29 - 11:26 AM

Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) is scheduled to make his first rehab appearance with High-A Stockton on Friday.

O'Flaherty is on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, so he could be on a rehab assignment through mid-June. The left-hander should provide a nice boost for the Oakland bullpen when he's activated.
Jun 5 - 11:48 AM

Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) thinks he'll be ready for a rehab assignment after throwing another simulated game Thursday.

O'Flaherty has been facing hitters for three weeks now and is nearing ready for some official game action. The left-hander should join the A's bullpen within the next few weeks.
May 27 - 7:13 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw two simulated innings on Tuesday afternoon without issue.

O'Flaherty will perform a similar workout later this week before embarking on a minor league rehab assignment. He is about a year removed from Tommy John surgery and should join the A's bullpen sometime in June.
May 20 - 5:24 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw his slider during a 25-pitch live batting practice session Tuesday.

The left-hander is nearing a rehab assignment. O'Flaherty is a week shy of the one-year anniversary of his Tommy John surgery, and it's looking like he'll be ready to join the A's bullpen pretty soon.
May 13 - 7:19 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw 20 pitches to live hitters Saturday and reported feeling "great."

O'Flaherty will do a similar workout on Tuesday and could then be ready to begin pitching in minor league games. The left-handed reliever is on his way back from Tommy John surgery and not expected to be an option for the A's bullpen until sometime in June.
May 10 - 6:00 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) will face hitters on Saturday.

It will be his first time doing so since last year's Tommy John surgery. O'Flaherty will begin a rehab assignment shortly after that. The A's are hoping to be able to add the left-hander to their bullpen sometime next month.
May 7 - 2:17 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) is close to facing hitters.

O'Flaherty threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday. The left-handed reliever remains on track to rejoin the A's bullpen at some point in June.
May 6 - 7:26 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session in front of Athletics manager Bob Melvin on Saturday.

The A's believe that he could be cleared to face live hitters by the time they return from their next road trip. He remains on track to rejoin the A's bullpen at some point in June, making an already strong bullpen even more dominant.
Apr 19 - 2:20 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw an 18-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

It was the first time since last May's Tommy John surgery that O'Flaherty threw the full distance from the mound to the catcher. The A's are hoping to have the left-hander has part of their bullpen but June.
Mar 11 - 9:00 PM

Athletics placed LHP Eric O'Flaherty on the 60-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

O'Flaherty underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May and probably won't be ready to contribute out of the A's bullpen until June. Oakland signed the 29-year-old left-hander to a two-year, $7 million free agent contract in late January.
Feb 17 - 2:36 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Saturday that while Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) is anxious to pitch, the club is still targeting a mid-season return for him in 2014.

The veteran left-hander is being brought along cautiously coming off Tommy John surgery. The A's have very high hopes for him, which was made clear when signing him to a two-year pact in January. Once he's ready to go, he'll bolster an already formidable bullpen.
Feb 15 - 2:54 PM

Athletics signed LHP Eric O'Flaherty to a two-year, $7 million contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported news of the agreement and the terms involved. O'Flaherty is a bit of a gamble coming off Tommy John surgery, but the A's could have the best bullpen in the majors if he bounces back.
Jan 22 - 1:39 PM

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1B1Brandon Moss
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Kyle Blanks
2Nate Freiman
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PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jeff Samardzija
3Scott Kazmir
4Jason Hammel
5Jesse Chavez
6A.J. Griffin
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Jim Johnson
3Luke Gregerson
4Ryan Cook
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Fernando Abad
8Evan Scribner