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Ryan Flaherty | Shortstop

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Ryan Flaherty went 3-for-3 with a double Tuesday against the Pirates.
With Delmon Young and a backup catcher (Caleb Joseph if Matt Wieters is healthy, Steve Clevenger otherwise) guaranteed roster spots, the Orioles are facing tough calls for two spots on the bench. The incumbents are Flaherty and David Lough, but the Orioles also have Everth Cabrera to consider for the infield, an out-of-options Jimmy Paredes and Nolan Reimold making a strong case for an outfield spot. Since Cabrera is playing some outfield, it's possible the Orioles could keep both him and Flaherty. They'd also have the option of sending down Jonathan Schoop and letting Cabrera and Flaherty battle it out for second, though that seems unlikely. Mar 24 - 4:31 PM

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Ryan Flaherty (head) is back in the Orioles' Grapefruit League lineup on Thursday.

Flaherty was pulled from a game Tuesday after taking a pitch off his helmet. He passed multiple concussion tests.
Mar 19 - 9:47 AM

Ryan Flaherty (head) said Wednesday that he's fine.

Flaherty left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game after he was hit in the helmet by a pitch, but he apparently passed concussion tests. He won't play Wednesday, but look for him to return to action in the next day or so.
Mar 18 - 8:19 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Ryan Flaherty (head) is fine.

Flaherty was pulled from Tuesday's Grapefruit League game after taking a pitch off his helmet, but he has apparently passed concussion tests. The infielder won't play Wednesday in the Orioles' road game, but he should be back in action later this week.
Mar 17 - 4:26 PM

Ryan Flaherty exited Tuesday's Grapefruit League game after he was hit in the helmet by a pitch.

Flaherty stayed on his feet and actually walked down to first base before being removed from the game. The Orioles understandably didn't want to take any chances and will likely send him for tests to be on the safe side.
Mar 17 - 2:42 PM

Orioles and INF Ryan Flaherty avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.075 million contract.

It's a nice raise over the $513,000 that he made in 2014. Flaherty can also earn an additional $25,000 for reaching 400 plate appearances. He'll be in an open competition in spring training to be the O's starting second baseman, though his fantasy value remains limited.
Jan 25 - 9:54 PM

Ryan Flaherty requested $1.5 million and was offered $900,000 by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged.

The two sides seem likely to work something out. Flaherty was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to make $1.0 million in his first year of arbitration.
Jan 16 - 5:54 PM

Ryan Flaherty hit a solo home run, the only run the Orioles could muster on the afternoon, in Wednesday's ALCS Game 4 loss to the Royals.

Flaherty's home run off Royals starter Jason Vargas in the third inning cut the Royals' lead to 2-1, but it was as close as the Orioles would come. Surprisingly, Flaherty finished the series as one of the Orioles' most productive hitters, batting .333 (4-for-12) with a home run and three RBI.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 07:21:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 3-for-5 and drove home a pair of runs as the Orioles dropped Game 1 of the ALCS to the Royals in extra innings on Friday.

Flaherty delivered one of the biggest hits of the night for the Orioles, plating two runs with a two-out double in the fifth inning to pull the O's to within a run at 5-4. With the three-hit attack, he's now hitting .357 (5-for-14) with three RBI in the postseason.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 12:59:00 AM

Ryan Flaherty hit his seventh homer Monday in the win over the Blue Jays.

It was a two-run shot off Marcus Stroman. Flaherty started at second base tonight and later moved to third after Jonathan Schoop was brought in for defense. Schoop remains a starter, so Flaherty is really competing with Kelly Johnson for time at third. He's helped his case lately by hitting .343 in 35 at-bats this month.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:46:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout as the Orioles fell to the Rays.

Flaherty drew the start at shortstop in the place of J.J. Hardy who is dealing with a hamstring injury. He has had a rough season at the plate, slashing .201/.265/.326 with six homers and 24 RBI.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-3 with a homer against the Red Sox on Monday.

Flaherty has been a bit player since Manny Machado came off the DL; tonight's start was his second in June and third in two weeks. Of course, he didn't do much of anything to earn a bigger role while Machado was out, so he can't really complain. Even after tonight, he's hitting .221 with just two homers in 104 at-bats.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 11:48:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty had a rough day at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Indians, going 0-for-4 with a strikeout.

The rough afternoon drops Flaherty to a disappointing .202/.279/.287 on the season. With Steve Lombardozzi recalled on Saturday, he'll have to pick up the pace offensively or could risk demotion the next time they need to send out an infielder.
Sat, May 24, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-5 with a double and a three-run home run in Thursday's extra-inning loss to the Indians.

Flaherty went deep off of Justin Masterson in the sixth inning, part of a five-run inning in which the Orioles temporarily took the lead. It was Flaherty's first homer of the season, as he has otherwise been impotent at the plate, slashing .207/.281/.299 in 96 plate appearances.
Thu, May 22, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Flaherty came up with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning, and his RBI single broke a 3-3 tie. He also doubled in the game. Flaherty played a lot in the early going with Manny Machado on the shelf, but with Machado back he's made just two starts since April 26.
Tue, May 6, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Everth Cabrera
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
4Jayson Nix
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
3Chris Parmelee
4Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Julio Borbon
RF1Travis Snider
2Delmon Young
3David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
2J.P. Arencibia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Jason Garcia
9Logan Verrett
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Chaz Roe
10Cesar Cabral
11Mark Hendrickson