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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: 10 | Salary: $4,320,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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A's activate Eric O'Flaherty, option Angel Castro to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) The Athletics activated pitcher Eric O'Flaherty from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and optioned pitcher Angel Castro to Triple-A Nashville.

O'Flaherty was sidelined for all of May with a shoulder injury. He owns an 11.57 ERA and 7:5 K:BB ratio in seven innings.

Castro gave up one earned run in three innings during four appearances while racking up three strikeouts and three walks.


Athletics' Eric O'Flaherty could return Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty could come off the disabled list on Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

O'Flaherty has been sidelined since April 30 with a shoulder injury. He owns an 11.57 ERA and 7:5 K:BB ratio in seven innings.


A's RP Eric O'Flaherty could be nearing a return from disabled list


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Athletics left-handed reliever Eric O'Flaherty is scheduled to make another rehab outing on Saturday. And, if that outing goes well, it could be his last before being activated from the 15-day disabled list, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. The team has not revealed when they expect O'Flaherty to officially be activated.

O'Flaherty has been out since the end of April with a shoulder injury, and his return would be a big boost to an Oakland bullpen that collectively has the highest ERA in the American League.


Athletics' Eric O'Flaherty tosses 14 pitches in rehab outing


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty made his rehab debut with Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday, giving up two hits in a scoreless inning of work.

O'Flaherty, who threw 14 pitches in the appearance, has been out since April 30 due to a shoulder injury. He's 0-2 with an 11.57 ERA and 7:5 K:BB ratio in seven innings


Athletics' Eric O'Flaherty to begin rehab assignment Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty will pitch one inning in his rehab debut with Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

O'Flaherty, who has been sidelined since April 30 with a shoulder injury, owns an 11.57 ERA and 7:5 K:BB ratio in seven innings. It's not known how many rehab outings he'll need before returning to the major-league team.


Athletics Drew Pomeranz, Eric O'Flaherty, A.J. Griffin working on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Three injured Athletics pitchers are all doing rehab work on Monday. 

Eric O'Flaherty, on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury, will throw a bullpen, as will A.J. Griffin, on the DL with an elbow injury. 

O'Flaherty could begin a minor league rehab assignment soon, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

Drew Pomeranz, on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, will play catch on Monday.


Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty to throw bullpen this week


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty is scheduled to throw a bullpen session before the end of the week, according to MLB.com.

O'Flaherty, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, resumed throwing last Friday. It was the first time he was able to throw since going on the DL on May 2. He is currently 0-2 with a 11.57 ERA in seven innings of work.


Athletics' Eric O'Flaherty making progress in throwing


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Injured Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty began throwing on Friday, as he recovers from a shoulder injury that landed him on the disabled list.

O'Flaherty threw again on Saturday and was already extended out to a distance of 90 feet, per the San Francisco Chronicle


Athletics' A.J. Griffin, Eric O'Flaherty both close to throwing again


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) The Athletics got good news on injured pitchers A.J. Griffin and Eric O'Flaherty on Tuesday. 

Both pitchers are on the disabled list with shoulder issues, but manager Bob Melvin said that the injuries were minor, per MLB.com

Both pitchers will begin playing catch soon, perhaps as soon as Tuesday. 


MRI on Athletics' Eric O'Flaherty (shoulder) comes back clean


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) An MRI on the injured shoulder of Athletics pitcher Eric O'Flaherty has revealed no structural damage, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

O'Flaherty is dealing with inflammation and irritation in the shoulder but appears to have avoided a serious injury. He owns a 11.57 ERA and 7:5 K:BB ratio in seven innings.


Athletics' Eric O'Flaherty to get MRI on shoulder


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Athletics LHP Eric O'Flaherty will get an MRI on his shoulder on Sunday, per the Bay Area News Group. The team placed O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder soreness the day before. 

Results of the MRI should be available on Monday. 


A's promote Burns, Alvarez; place O'Flaherty on DL; DFA Ross


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) The Athletics announced several roster moves prior to Saturday's contest against the Rangers, per MLB.com.

The club placed Eric O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder strain, and designated outfielder Cody Ross for assignment. Billy Burns and R.J. Alvarez were both recalled from Triple-A Nashville. Burns is leading off for the A's on Saturday.

Oakland also reclaimed Alex Hassan off waivers and optioned him to Triple-A.


Athletics' Melvin: 'We feel good about' Eric O'Flaherty


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Athletics lefty reliever Eric O'Flaherty has struggled early this season, but manager Bob Melvin is still optimistic about the way the southpaw has pitched, CSN Bay Area reports.

"The movement’s there," Melvin said. "The ball is down, (though) maybe not as many strikes. … We feel good about (O’Flaherty). It’s just that sometimes there are going to be periods when it’s not working out. This is one of them right now. You can’t just walk away from it. Plus, you only have so many guys down there."

O'Flaherty has allowed eight earned runs in 6 1/3 innings while striking out seven and walking four in his first seven appearances.


Tyler Clippard to open season as A's closer


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced Friday reliever Tyler Clippard will open the season as the team's closer with Sean Doolittle sidelined with a shoulder injury. Melvin added Dan Otero will be the right-handed setup man and left-hander Eric O'Flaherty will also be used in setup situations.

Clippard was the Nationals' full-time closer in 2012, recording 32 saves in 37 chances. He spent the last two seasons in a setup role. He has 34 career saves over eight MLB seasons.


Several candidates to fill in for Sean Doolittle


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(2/8/2015) With Athletics closer Sean Doolittle slated to miss the start of the season with a slight tear in his rotator cuff, the team will look at several candidates to fill in, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.

Newly-acquired Tyler Clippard and setup man Ryan Cook are the top contenders, with Eric O'Flaherty also a possibility, the report said.

There is no timetable for Doolittle's return. Doctors believe Doolittle won't need surgery, and have prescribed rest and a strengthening program, the paper said.


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.