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Eric O'Flaherty | Relief Pitcher | #34

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 6 (0) / SEA
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Braves released LHP Eric O'Flaherty.
O'Flaherty has been limited to 22 appearances this season due to back and shoulder issues, posting a 7.85 ERA. The 32-year-old left-hander has held a 7.60 ERA over 102 appearances since the beginning of 2015. Fri, Jul 21, 2017 05:29:00 PM

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Braves placed LHP Eric O'Flaherty on the 10-day disabled list with left rotator cuff tendinitis.

O'Flaherty was blasted for four runs in an appearance Saturday but apparently was pitching at less than 100 percent. He just returned from the DL earlier this month after missing time with a back strain.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 11:35:00 AM

Braves activated LHP Eric O'Flaherty from the 10-day disabled list.

O'Flaherty missed just under two weeks with a lower back strain. He'll work in middle relief.
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 02:51:00 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (back) is on track to rejoin the Braves on Friday.

The lefty reliever has been on the disabled list for the last 12 days due to a lower back strain. O'Flaherty will return to a disappointing 6.59 season ERA.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 09:21:00 AM

Eric O'Flaherty (back) has begun a minor league rehab assignment.

O'Flaherty, who landed on the disabled list with a back strain earlier this month, tossed one scoreless inning with Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. The 32-year-old southpaw has struggled to the tune of a 6.59 ERA and 9/6 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 innings this season.
Tue, May 30, 2017 10:24:00 AM

Braves placed LHP Eric O'Flaherty on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

The veteran southpaw has been a disaster for the Braves' this season, posting a 6.59 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 9/6 K/BB ratio across 13 2/3 innings. Luke Jackson has been summoned from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Sat, May 20, 2017 01:13:00 PM

Braves purchased the contract of LHP Eric O'Flaherty from Triple-A Gwinnett.

O'Flaherty has won a spot on the Braves' 40-man roster. A non-roster invitee this spring, the 32-year-old has posted a strong 1.69 ERA and 14/3 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings during Grapefruit League action. It's been a rough couple of years for him, but he's feeling good after his elbow surgery last August. He'll function as a lefty specialist in his return to Atlanta's bullpen.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 09:46:00 AM

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

O'Flaherty has battled injuries for much of the last three years and needed a cleanup procedure on his left elbow this past August, finishing at a 6.91 ERA in 39 regular-season appearances. He won't be guaranteed a spot in the Braves' bullpen out of camp.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 05:15:00 PM

Eric O'Flaherty will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after undergoing a surgical procedure to clean up his left elbow.

O'Flaherty went under the knife to clear his elbow from some of the debris that has accumulated in the wake of an earlier Tommy John surgery. He won't be able to pitch for the next few months, meaning that his 2016 season has officially come to a close. The 31-year-old southpaw should be ready for the start of spring training in 2017. He finishes the current season holding a 6.91 ERA in 39 appearances.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 06:22:00 PM

Braves placed LHP Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 18, with left elbow neuritis.

It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. O'Flaherty has been awful this season with a 6.91 ERA over 39 appearances.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 02:44:00 PM

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

O'Flaherty missed about a month with a strained knee. Arodys Vizcaino (oblique) was placed on the disabled list in the corresponding roster move. O'Flaherty has struggled in his role as a left-hander specialist with a dismal 6.52 ERA over 27 outings.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 04:27:00 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (knee) could rejoin the Braves next week.

O'Flaherty has been out for about a month with a right knee strain, but he owns a shiny 1.50 ERA and 8/0 K/BB ratio over six innings during his minor league rehab assignment. If all goes well, he could be activated as soon as Monday.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 06:20:00 PM

Eric O'Flaherty (knee) began a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Braves on Saturday.

It's unclear how many appearances he'll need before returning, but it shouldn't take long. O'Flaherty has missed the last three weeks with a strained knee.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 09:45:00 AM

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.
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 03:31:00 PM

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.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 11:13:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Charlie Culberson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Ronald Acuna
2Preston Tucker
3Peter Bourjos
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Foltynewicz
3Sean Newcomb
4Mike Soroka
5Anibal Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jose Ramirez
3A.J. Minter
4Dan Winkler
5Sam Freeman
6Peter Moylan
7Shane Carle
8Jesse Biddle
9Luke Jackson
10Brandon McCarthy
11Jacob Lindgren
12Grant Dayton