O'Flaherty (shoulder) was released by the Braves on Friday.
O'Flaherty has been recovering from left shoulder rotator cuff tendinitis during the past month, but was released by Atlanta in order to make room for Anthony Recker on the 40-man roster. During 22 games with the club this season, O'Flaherty posted a 7.85 ERA with a 1.58 WHIP in 18.1 innings out of the bullpen. The left-hander will continue to rehab while looking to join another organization.
O'Flaherty was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with left shoulder rotator cuff tendinitis.
O'Flaherty recently returned from a trip to the disabled list due to a lower-back strain and will again be out of commission as he's now suffering from some shoulder discomfort. It's currently unclear if he'll require more than the minimum 10-day stint, though we'll update his condition as further information becomes available. Jason Hursh was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.
O'Flaherty (back) was activated from the 10-day DL on Friday.
Sidelined with a back injury since May 17, O'Flaherty gave up two runs in 1.1 innings on a rehab assignment, but is apparently ready to rejoin the Braves' bullpen. He will be used in low-leverage spots.
O'Flaherty (back) will be activated from the DL on Friday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The 32-year-old will rejoin the Braves' middle-relief corps as a situational lefty, but O'Flaherty's 6.59 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 9:6 K:BB in 13.2 innings so far this season don't put him on the fantasy radar.
O'Flaherty (back) began a rehab assignment over the weekend, Grant McAuley of 92.9 The Game reports.
O'Flaherty has been sidelined since May 20, but he seems to be nearing a return to the Braves' bullpen. His initial outing with Triple-A Gwinnett was scoreless, although he'll need to improve upon his 6.59 ERA in the big leagues if he wants to garner any fantasy value.
O'Flaherty (back) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday.
The lefty is dealing with a lower-back strain that'll put him on the shelf until at least late May. O'Flaherty had gotten off to a bit of a rocky start this season with a 6.59 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 13.2 innings. The Braves recalled Luke Jackson to take O'Flaherty's spot in the bullpen for the time being, but Sam Freeman or Ian Krol will serve as Atlanta's lefty specialists.
O'Flaherty has given up three runs over five innings to begin the season.
Two of those runs came on Opening Day against the Mets. Since then, O'Flaherty has faced 18 batters over 4.2 innings and allowed just one run on four hits without walking anyone. The 32-year-old functions primarily as a lefty specialist at this point in his career. Last season, he allowed 22 runs over 28.2 innings, so he'll need to keep the good times rolling to hold onto a spot in the Braves' pen.
The Braves selected O'Flaherty's contract from the minors Sunday, MLB.com reports.
It was revealed less than a week earlier that O'Flaherty claimed an Opening Day bullpen spot, so his addition to the 40-man was merely a formality. The 32-year-old left-hander has been lit up over his 70 appearances in the big leagues with three different teams in the last two years, but he's optimistic that offseason surgery to address elbow tension will allow him to rediscover the strong form he showed a few years earlier during his first stint with the Braves.
O'Flaherty has been told he will make the Opening Day roster, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The veteran lefty has looked good in camp after undergoing clean-up surgery on a nerve last August and was able to beat out Paco Rodriguez for a spot in the Braves' middle relief corps, although O'Flaherty hasn't officially been added to the 40-man roster yet. He'll likely work in lower-leverage situations to begin the season, but if he can re-discover the form he showed in his first stint with Atlanta in 2009-13, he could quickly become a key setup man in an unsettled bullpen.
O'Flaherty struck out two in a perfect inning of relief during Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.
The 32-year-old lefty has a 1.86 ERA and 14:2 K:BB in 9.2 spring innings and while he'll still need to be added to the Braves' 40-man roster, O'Flaherty has done more than enough to win a spot in their bullpen. Injuries have limited his innings and effectiveness in recent years, but if he can rediscover the form that allowed him to rack up 60 holds between 2011 and 2012, he could work his way back into a high-leverage role.
O'Flaherty, who underwent a surgical procedure to alleviate elbow tension in the offseason, has thrown three scoreless innings so far in spring.
This is good news for O'Flaherty, who was plagued by multiple injuries during the 2016 season, leading to an unimpressive 6.91 ERA across 28.2 innings before being shut down. The 31-year-old likely won't make much of an impact in 2017.
O'Flaherty (elbow) signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Tuesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
O'Flaherty posted a 6.91 ERA (4.33 FIP) over 28.2 innings of relief with the Braves in 2016 before he was ultimately shut down with elbow neuritis. He underwent surgery in early September and is expected to start throwing next week. At 31 years old and coming off of an injury-plagued season, it seems unlikely that the lefty reliever will provide much of an impact in 2017.
O'Flaherty won't be able to throw for at least two months after having a surgical procedure to alleviate elbow tension, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
O'Flaherty underwent an ulnar nerve decompression. He'll likely be ready for spring training, but we'll need to monitor his progress this winter.
O'Flaherty (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday.
Considering he last pitched on Aug. 17, he will be unable to return this season. The elbow neuritis that originally sidelined him could impact his offseason training, and it remains to be seen if he will be ready to go for spring training.
The Braves placed O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list Friday with left elbow neuritis.
O'Flaherty was able to pitch three times this week, but he apparently picked up the elbow injury somewhere along the way. It remains to be seen how long he will be out, but if it turns out he is dealing with more than just soreness, the Braves could opt to shut him down for the season.
O'Flaherty surrendered two runs (both earned) on two hits, a hit-by-pitch and two walks over an inning of relief in Saturday's 9-5 loss to the Phillies.
In five appearances since returning from the DL on July 15 with a knee injury, O'Flaherty has posted a 8.78 ERA over 4.1 innings of work. There was a four-year stretch (2010-2014) when O'Flaherty was considered one of the top left-handed relievers in the game, posting a 1.91 ERA across 192.3 innings, but those days appear to be far behind the 31-year-old.
O'Flaherty was activated from the 15-day DL on Saturday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
O'Flaherty pitched well during his rehab assignment, surrendering only one earned run over six innings while punching out eight batters. The 31-year-old will look to keep it up as he's largely disappointed this season in the majors, compiling a 6.52 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 27 appearances. Arodys Vizcaino landed on the DL on Saturday, opening up a spot for O'Flaherty on the roster.
O'Flaherty (knee) could return to the Braves as soon as Monday, David O'Brien of the AJC reports.
The veteran reliever will reportedly make a pair of rehab appearances this weekend and if all goes well, he'll come off the DL as soon as Monday. Once O'Flaherty returns, he'll provide another left-handed option out of the Braves' bullpen.
O'Flaherty (knee) has given up one earned run over five innings for the GCL Braves and Single-A Braves during his rehab assignment.
The 31-year-old has been sidelined since June 13 with a strained knee and although it's unclear if he'll get called up immediately following the All-Star Break, he'll likely return to the majors well before July ends.
O'Flaherty (knee) was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday.
O'Flaherty strained his knee while warming up Saturday, but said that an MRI showed no structural damage and that he hopes to be pitching in two weeks. Ryan Weber will be called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to take O'Flaherty's spot in the bullpen. The 31-year-old has struggled all season, posting a 6.52 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 27 relief appearances.
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