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Ryan Flaherty | Shortstop

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Orioles' No. 9 hitter on Monday.
Those were Flaherty's first two RBI of the season. He entered the night with a .152/.200/.212 line in 33 at-bats. Apr 14 - 10:49 PM

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Ryan Flaherty went 0-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Flaherty had a nice game against the Yankees on Tuesday, but he's still hitting just .152 (5-for-33) with a 9/1 K/BB ratio through 10 games. It will be interesting to see if the Orioles consider sending him down and going with Steve Lombardozzi and Jonathan Schoop at second base once Manny Machado (knee) comes of the disabled list.
Apr 11 - 9:44 PM

Ryan Flaherty is still hitless for the season after going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts on Friday.

Flaherty has started all four games for the Orioles and gone 0-for-15 with seven strikeouts. Expect him to take a seat on Saturday. If he continues to slump, the Orioles would have the option of demoting him and keeping Jonathan Schoop once Manny Machado returns.
Apr 4 - 5:04 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 0-for-4 and committed an error at third base Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Flaherty has started both games for the Orioles, going 0-for-7. The team intends to rotate Flaherty, Steve Lombardozzi and Jonathan Schoop between second and third while Manny Machado is out, so Flaherty is probably due to take a seat on Thursday.
Apr 2 - 9:57 PM

Ryan Flaherty was the lone Orioles starter not to reach base Friday, going 0-for-4 against the Braves.

Flaherty has had a decent spring, hitting .282 with a homer and four doubles in 39 at-bats, but Jonathan Schoop has outplayed him and could win the starting second base job. Flaherty could still play third base initially if Manny Machado isn't ready, but he might fall back into a utility role afterwards.
Mar 21 - 3:54 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer off A.J. Burnett and two walks Friday against the Phillies.

Flaherty played third base today. He was supposed to focus primarily on second this spring as he attempts to win the starting job there, but the Orioles do want to cover their bases in case Manny Machado isn't ready to go on Opening Day.
Mar 7 - 5:35 PM

Steve Melewski of MASN Sports reports that Ryan Flaherty has bulked up this winter, adding nine pounds while working out in Baltimore with B.J. Surhoff and Mike Bordick.

The 27-year-old is in position to earn the Orioles starting second base job this spring, and appears very motivated to do so. He struggled in a part-time role during the 2013 campaign, slashing just .224/.293/.390, but did smack 10 homers and drive home 27 runs in only 246 at-bats.
Feb 1 - 1:06 PM

MASN's Roch Kubatko believes Ryan Flaherty is in position to be the starting second baseman for the Orioles next season.

Former starter Brian Roberts is now with the Yankees, opening the door for Flaherty to grab the reins. Kubatko notes that Flaherty's only competition will likely be the recently acquired Jemile Weeks, who struggled to crack the lineup in Oakland in recent years. The 27-year-old batted .224/.293/.390 in a part-time role this past season.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette indicated Sunday that they are comfortable with Ryan Flaherty as the team's second baseman.

They haven't yet closed the door on Brian Roberts returning, but seem to be content with Flaherty beginning the season as the everyday second baseman. With top prospect Jonathan Schoop and Jemile Weeks in the fold as well, the O's are unlikely to pursue an upgrade at the position this offseason.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 08:01:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-2 with two home runs and four RBI against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Filling in at third base for the injured Manny Machado, Flaherty went yard in the third inning and again in the eighth. The homers gave him 10 in 238 at-bats this season, but he's hitting just .218/.290/.387 on the year. He'll likely get a few more starts before the year is out.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 10:52:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty is starting at third base Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Flaherty is making the start in place of Manny Machado, who left Monday's game with a left knee injury. He's unlikely to have much fantasy value the rest of the way.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Orioles recalled INF Ryan Flaherty from High-A Frederick.

Flaherty was optioned last week to clear a spot for Wilson Betemit on the active roster. He'll return to a utility role with the Orioles.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 12:59:00 PM

Orioles optioned INF Ryan Flaherty to High-A Frederick.

The move cleared a roster spot for Wilson Betemit, who is available off the Orioles' bench Tuesday for the first time this year. Flaherty should be back in September.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 05:13:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-3 and knocked in a pair of runs versus the Indians on Thursday.

The Orioles have to decide whether it makes sense to keep both Flaherty and Alexi Casilla around after Brian Roberts comes off the DL. Given that Roberts is a tough guy to count on, they'd probably send down Flaherty before they risk waiving Casilla and sacrificing their depth. It's possible they'll use all three, but Flaherty probably won't have any fantasy value while Roberts is healthy.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 11:50:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

It's the first two-homer game of Flaherty's career. The 26-year-old now has three longballs over his last three games, though he's still sporting an unsightly .191 batting mark.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Steve Lombardozzi
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Michael Almanzar
LF1David Lough
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
2Francisco Peguero
DH1Nelson Cruz
2Delmon Young
3Steve Pearce
4Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Ubaldo Jimenez
3Wei-Yin Chen
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Bud Norris
Relief Pitcher
R1Tommy Hunter
2Darren O'Day
3Brian Matusz
4Ryan Webb
5Josh Stinson
6Evan Meek
7Zach Britton
8Troy Patton
9Edgmer Escalona