The Mets have acquired left-handed reliever Eric O'Flaherty and cash from the Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later. With Jerry Blevins (broken forearm) still without a timetable, the Mets were in needed of another lefty specialist in the bullpen. O'Flaherty, 30, was designated for assignment by the A's back on Saturday. He went 1-2 with a 5.91 ERA over 21 1/3 innings with the A's this season. He has battled injuries over the past couple of years, totaling 40 appearances between 2013 and 2014. But in his glory days, O'Flaherty posted some very impressive numbers. In 2011-2012, he recorded a shiny 1.31 ERA in 131 innings for the Braves. In a corresponding move, the Mets designated reliever Alex Torres for assignment.
Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty has been designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Saturday starter Aaron Brooks. O'Flaherty hasn't earned his spot. He has allowed 29 hits and 13 walks in 21 1/3 innings this season in compiling a 5.91 ERA.
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 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.
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.