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39 Eric O'Flaherty RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 2/5/1985 | Birthplace: Walla Walla, WA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Oakland | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $4,320,000 | Owned/Started%: 1/1 | Average Draft Position: 466.67
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Eric O'Flaherty cleared to pitch in back-to-back games


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty is ready to pitch on successive days, the Bay Area News Group has reported.

O'Flaherty returned from Tommy John surgery on July 3, but has been used more sporadically. He has not allowed a run over his last 10 1/3 innings covering his last 11 appearances in shrinking his ERA to 1.35.


Eric O'Flaherty picks up first relief win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Athletics relief pitcher Eric O'Flaherty needed only 11 pitches to retire the side in order in the ninth inning against the Orioles. Thanks to a three-run walkoff home run from Josh Donaldson, he was awarded his first win of the season on Friday. O'Flaherty has allowed just two runs over his first four innings of relief this season.

Eric O'Flaherty returns Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) The Athletics have activated pitcher Eric O'Flaherty from the disabled list Thursday.

O'Flaherty had Tommy John surgery last year, and has been sidelined all season while rehabbing. He posted a 2.50 ERA over 18 innings before the injury last year.


Eric O'Flaherty might be activated off DL Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday "there's a chance" reliever Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) will be activated off the 60-day disabled list Thursday, per MLB.com.

O'Flaherty has gone 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and .188 opponents' batting average in eight appearances on a rehab assignment between Class A Stockton and Triple-A Sacramento.


Eric O'Flaherty expected to come off DL this week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) is on track to join the major-league roster this week, per MLB.com. The left-handed reliever, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, could be activated off the disabled list Thursday against Toronto. 

Eric O'Flaherty will move his rehab work to Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty is expected to move his minor-league rehab assignment from Class A Stockton to Triple-A Sacramento Wednesday, the Bay Area News Group reports. He is expected to throw approximately 20 pitches in his next scheduled outing.

O'Flaherty is recovering after Tommy John surgery and is targeting a late June return.

Eric O'Flaherty Ks the side in his first rehab work


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty looked sharp in his first rehab work Friday night for Class A Stockton.

O'Flaherty, who has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery, struck out the side in his lone inning of work. The right-hander is targeting a late June return.

Eric O'Flaherty to begin rehab assignment Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Athletics pither Eric O'Flaherty is set to begin a rehab assignment Friday, according to the Bay Area News Group.

O'Flaherty is recovering after Tommy John surgery. His first appearance will come with Class A Stockton.


Eric O'Flaherty: I'm ready for rehab assignment


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty threw a simulated game on Thursday and has deemed himself ready to start a minor-league rehab assignment, the Bay Area News Group reports. O'Flaherty indicated he may only need 20 days of rehab before he rejoins the team.

O'Flaherty is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and is not expected back at least until late June.

Eric O'Flaherty set for simulated game Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty will throw a simulated game Thursday, manager Bob Melvin told CSNBayArea.com Wednesday.

O'Flaherty continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery, and is getting close to beginning a minor-league rehab assignment. Still, Melvin thinks he will still be out until at least late June, at the earliest. 


Eric O'Flaherty to throw simulated game Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty is scheduled to throw a simulated game Thursday, MLB.com reports.

O'Flaherty believes he'll be ready for a rehab assignment if he gets through Thursday's simulated game with no issues. He's getting closer to completing the long road back from Tommy John surgery.


Eric O'Flaherty throws sliders in simulated game


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty, who's coming back from last year's Tommy John surgery, threw 15 pitches, including some sliders, in a simulated game at extended spring training Saturday, reports MLB.com. Manager Bob Melvin said he heard the session went really well.

Eric O'Flaherty to throw simulated game Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty is scheduled to throw one inning in a simulated game Saturday in an extended spring-training appearance, MLB.com reports.

O'Flaherty is getting close to returning to action after undergoing Tommy John surgery last season. He threw live batting practice to hitters Tuesday, and his simulated game may be the precursor to a bullpen session.


Eric O'Flaherty moving toward simulated game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty threw live batting practice to hitters Tuesday, another step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

O'Flaherty tossed two simulated innings with a break in the middle, totaling 30 pitches to batters. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, his next step will be a true simulated game, though it is not clear when that will happen. 


Eric O'Flaherty close to rehab assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty is close to beginning a rehab assignment after throwing 25 pitches Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

O'Flaherty, who was able to throw his slider Tuesday, is set to pitch two innings in his next session. He's on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from Tommy John surgery.


Eric O'Flaherty throws to batters Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty threw 15 pitches in the bullpen and 20 pitches to batters Saturday and said it went great, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

O'Flaherty is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's expected to throw to batters again Tuesday.


Eric O'Flaherty closing in on rehab assignment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty will pitch to live hitters Saturday. If all goes well, he will then begin a minor league rehab stint, per MLB.com.

O'Flaherty has been out 10 days short of a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery.


Eric O'Flaherty to begin throwing to hitters


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty tossed yet another bullpen session Tuesday, and is ready to take the next step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

O'Flaherty continued his bullpen work Tuesday, tossing 30 pitches without issue. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, he is likely set to begin throwing to live hitters next, though an exact timeline is not yet known. 


Eric O'Flaherty impresses in 35-pitch session Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty stretched out to 60 feet, six inches for the first time Tuesday and looked impressive during a 35-pitch session, MLB.com reports.

"As a matter of fact, I asked him if he had an inning in him today," manager Bob Melvin said.

O'Flaherty is on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from Tommy John surgery.


Eric O'Flaherty tosses another bullpen session Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty tossed a bullpen sesssion Saturday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Flaherty is nearing a return, and could face live hitters once the team finishes their next road trip. Once the current homestand ends, the A's will be on the road until May 5.


Eric O'Flaherty throws bullpen session Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2014) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty threw an 18-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

O'Flaherty's session was his first time pitching the full distance to the catcher from the mound. He was placed ont he 60-day disabled list after being claimed off waivers by Oakland in February.


Eric O'Flaherty set for Friday throwing session


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) Ten days after being placed on the 60-day disabled list following Tommy John surgery in May, Athletics right-hander Eric O'Flaherty has scheduled a throwing session on flat ground. O'Flaherty is set for that session on Friday, but he has to temper his enthusiasm.

"There are times you feel game-ready, but you fight that," he told the Bay Area News Group.

No matter how game-ready he feels, he will not appear in a game until at least the second half of the 2014 season.


A's claim reliever off waivers, place reliever on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2014) The Athletics announced Monday they placed reliever Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list after claiming reliever Joe Savery off waivers from the Phillies.

Eric O'Flaherty signs on with Athletics for two years


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(1/22/2014) FOXSports.com reports that the Athletics signed reliever Eric O'Flaherty to a two-year deal worth $7 million Wednesday. O'Flaherty is expected to miss at least half of the 2014 season, having undergone Tommy John surgery last May.

The lefty had been a steady presence in the Braves' bullpen over the last five years, and last season he appeared in 19 games, posting a 2.50 ERA.


Braves, Eric O'Flaherty haven't talked recently


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) The Braves and free-agent pitcher Eric O'Flaherty haven't had any recent discussions, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The two sides were reportedly talking in early December, but O'Flaherty still remains a free agent. Recovering from Tommy John surgery, O'Flaherty is expected to miss at least the first month of the season. He went 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 11:5 K:BB ratio in 18 innings last season.