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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%: 10/5 | Average Draft Position: 466.67
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A's reliever Eric O'Flaherty left off roster for AL wild-card game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty was left off Tuesday's roster for the AL wild-card game at Kansas City due to a reported arm injury, according to MLB.com. Yahoo! Sports reported earlier in the week O'Flaherty has a sore elbow.

A's reliever Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) throws live BP Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty threw live batting practice Monday after missing eight days due to a sore elbow, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Eric O'Flaherty endures another rough outing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Athletics relief pitcher Eric O'Flaherty had another rough outing Sunday afternoon against the Mariners. He permitted one run on two hits and no walks while striking out one over one inning of relief in a 4-2 defeat. He has allowed a run in three of his last four outings. He owns a 2.45 ERA over 18 1/3 innings of work this season.

Eric O'Flaherty dealing with back issue


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) Athletics relief pitcher Eric O'Flaherty was unavailable for this weekend's series against the Astros because of lower back tightness, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, which explains why Ryan Cook got the save opportunity Sunday. O'Flaherty had been filling in for the injured Sean Doolittle.

O'Flaherty, who hurt himself on Thursday's off day, likely won't pitch Monday at the White Sox either, though he will throw a bullpen session beforehand.


Eric O'Flaherty notched first save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty notched his first save Wednesday against the Astros.

O'Flaherty entered with a two-run lead, and ran into some trouble. Robbie Grossman led off the inning, but was erased on a double play. It was a good thing for O'Flaherty too, as the next batter hit a solo home run. With the lead down to one, O'Flaherty got a lineout to end the game. 


Is Eric O'Flaherty your top choice for saves?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/25/2014) If you play in a league where everyone who gets saves is already owned, then by golly, pick up Eric O'Flaherty already. He's rumored to be the Athletics' first choice to replace Sean Doolittle, who could miss 3-6 weeks with a strained intercostal, and he should do fine in the role. Granted, he's made only 14 appearances since returning from Tommy John surgery, but he's been as effective in those 14 appearances as he was the previous three years in Atlanta, when he compiled a 1.45 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.

But if you're looking to replace Doolittle in a league where everyone who gets saves isn't already owned, I'm not sure O'Flaherty should be your first choice. He's only recently back from surgery, is completely unproven in the role and is closing for a team that hasn't generated as many save opportunities as its win-loss record would lead you to believe.

Of course, I think that last point is kind of a fluke, and I don't normally base decisions on flukes, but for someone like Joaquin Benoit, who's owned in only 46 percent of leagues, whether or not it's a fluke won't even enter your mind. He did fine in the role with the Tigers last year, and his numbers are just as good as O'Flaherty's, if not better. I also like Hector Rondon's chances for saves with the way the Cubs have improved their pitching staff over the last few weeks. He's gone from 14 saves to 21 in the last 13 days.

Either Benoit or Rondon would be a better (not to mention more permanent) choice for saves than O'Flaherty down the stretch, and both are widely available in Fantasy.


Eric O'Flaherty first choice to close for A's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) With Sean Doolittle set to go on the disabled list, Eric O'Flaherty will be the first choice to close games for the Athletics, according to the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday. The move was made to keep Luke Gregerson and Ryan Cook in their set-up roles, per the paper.

O'Flaherty owns a 1.35 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP over 13 1/3 innings of relief this season.

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.