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Ryan Flaherty | Second Baseman | #4

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2008 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Phillies released INF Ryan Flaherty.
Flaherty exercised the opt-out in his minor league contract after being informed Wednesday that he would not be on the Phillies' Opening Day roster. The versatile veteran holds a weak .215/.284/.355 career batting line in 452 games at the major league level. Mar 22 - 11:08 AM

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Todd Zolecki of reports that Ryan Flaherty is likely to exercise his opt-out clause.

The Phillies signed Flaherty to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training in early February, and the contract apparently contains an opt-out for the utility player. If exercised, Philadelphia will have 24 hours to add him to the roster, or he'll become a free agent. Expect Flaherty to be back on the market shortly.
Mar 21 - 7:38 PM

Phillies signed INF/OF Ryan Flaherty to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It's the second potential utility infielder brought in recently by the Phillies, as they also signed Adam Rosales last week to compete for a bench role. The 31-year-old Flaherty had spent his entire career in Baltimore up to this point, registering a career OPS of .639 while playing every position for the Orioles outside of catcher. That versatility could serve him well as he battles for a spot on the 25-man roster in Philadelphia.
Feb 7 - 6:26 PM

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette confirmed that the club has been in touch with Ryan Flaherty about a possible reunion.

Orioles fans, your offseason prayers are answered. Flaherty, 31, was limited to 31 games last season due to a shoulder injury and owns a rough .215/.284/.355 batting line in the majors. Still, the Orioles view his ability to play multiple positions. If there's a reunion, it would likely be on a minor league deal.
Feb 5 - 12:10 PM

Orioles activated INF Ryan Flaherty from the 60-day disabled list.

Flaherty will rejoin the O's ahead of Friday night's series opener against the Angels after missing the last three months with a shoulder injury. The 31-year-old utility infielder hit the ball pretty well on his 16-game minor league rehab assignment, but he holds a weak .216/.285/.356 career batting line in the majors and will not be fantasy-relevant down the stretch.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 02:14:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) went 3-for-4 with a double and a homer Tuesday in a rehab game with Double-A Bowie.

Flaherty has now played in 11 minor league rehab games and would seem to be fully recovered from his right shoulder injury, but the Orioles are clearly in no rush to add him back to the major league roster. Flaherty's rehab clock is scheduled to run out on August 15, so a decision will have to be made at some point soon. The 31-year-old utilityman is out of minor league options.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 11:04:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's minor league rehab game with Double-A Bowie.

Flaherty played second base in the contest. His current rehab assignment is scheduled to end on August 15, but manager Buck Showalter said that the team hopes to get the infielder back before that date. Right shoulder tendinitis has kept him on the shelf since mid-May.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on July 27.

Flaherty's recovery from shoulder tendinitis has had plenty of stops and starts but it looks like he'll be game-ready in about a week. The veteran utility man has hit just .233 with no homers over 30 at-bats this season.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 04:43:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) could start into a minor league rehab assignment next week.

The hope as of several days ago was that Flaherty would be able to start a rehab assignment this week, but the Orioles held off on that. He should see minor league games soon, though. Flaherty is currently on the shelf with right shoulder tendinitis.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 04:42:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment next week.

It's unclear how many rehab games he'll require before being activated. Flaherty is out with right shoulder tendinitis, which has bothered him all season.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 04:36:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) is expected to work out on Thursday.

He's visiting with team orthopedist Dr. Michael Jacobs on Thursday and is expected to gain clearance for infield drills. Flaherty has been hampered by shoulder tendinitis for the better part of two months. He's eligible to return from the 60-day DL next week, but it looks like he'll probably need more time.
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 05:12:00 PM

Orioles transferred INF Ryan Flaherty from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Flaherty has been out since May 19 with tendinitis in his right shoulder and he remains shut down from throwing as of early July. There is no timetable for his return to the Orioles' active roster.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 03:23:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) remains shut down from throwing.

Flaherty felt renewed discomfort in his right shoulder earlier this month when he tried to extend his throwing. He's out indefinitely.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 10:07:00 AM

Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) felt renewed discomfort when he attempted to throw beyond 60 feet.

He won't be shut down but will go back to throwing from 60 feet for the time being. Flaherty is dealing with right shoulder tendinitis, which has nagged at him since spring training.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) will resume throwing next week at the Orioles' spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida.

Flaherty is recovering from shoulder tendinitis. The injury was severe enough to require a platelet rich plasma injection about a week and a half ago. There's no timetable for Flaherty's return.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 06:54:00 PM

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1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Adam Rosales
3Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.P. Crawford
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Maikel Franco
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Rhys Hoskins
2Collin Cowgill
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Nick Williams
2Aaron Altherr
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2Jake Arrieta
3Jerad Eickhoff
4Vince Velasquez
5Nick Pivetta
6Mark Leiter
7Ben Lively
8Zach Eflin
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R1Hector Neris
2Tommy Hunter
3Pat Neshek
4Luis Garcia
5Adam Morgan
6Edubray Ramos
7Victor Arano
8Yacksel Rios
9Hoby Milner
10Zac Curtis
11Pedro Beato
12Steve Geltz
13Francisco Rodriguez