Eric O'Flaherty RP NYM 2 months ago

O'Flaherty struggled on Friday night, allowing four hits and two earned runs over 1.1 innings.

O'Flaherty has had a terrible season and his ERA now stands at 9.00 on the season over 11 innings. This was his fourth appearance since returning off the DL with a shoulder injury. O'Flaherty has a history of effective relief work, but currently is having a significant issue getting outs.

Eric O'Flaherty RP NYM 3 months ago

O'Flaherty (shoulder) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday.

Having completed his brief rehab assignment, O'Flaherty will join Fernando Abad as the only healthy lefties in Oakland's bullpen. That could lead to the occasional save opportunity, but O'Flaherty will probably be a better source of holds. While he's thrown just 45 innings since the beginning of 2013, the veteran lefty has mostly remained effective when healthy, with April of this season being the exception.

Eric O'Flaherty RP NYM 3 months ago

O'Flaherty (shoulder) could return from the DL as soon as Tuesday's series opener against the Tigers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

O'Flaherty made rehab appearances with High-A Stockton and Triple-A Nashville over the past week, tossing two scoreless innings. It doesn't appear he's suffered any negative effects as a result of those outings, so he'll likely be quickly plugged back in as one of manager Bob Melvin's top lefty arms out of the bullpen.

Eric O'Flaherty RP NYM 3 months ago

O'Flaherty (shoulder) will make a rehab appearance with High-A Stockton on Saturday, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

It's expected to be O'Flaherty's final rehab appearance before rejoining the major league club. The 30-year-old lefty gave up two hits in his outing with Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday, but still managed to make it through the inning with just 14 pitches.

Eric O'Flaherty RP NYM 3 months ago

O'Flaherty (shoulder) began his rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday. He gave up two hits during a scoreless inning of relief.

The Athletics will likely have O'Flaherty one or two more times for Nashville before returning from the DL. O'Flaherty was 0-2 with an 11.57 ERA and 7:5 K:BB ratio over seven innings prior to being diagnosed with a shoulder strain.

Eric O'Flaherty RP NYM 3 months ago

O'Flaherty (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Monday and is expected to head out on a rehab assignment this week, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

O'Flaherty is on the DL with shoulder soreness but shouldn't be out much longer. He'll likely need only a handful of rehab appearances before returning to the Oakland bullpen.

Eric O'Flaherty RP NYM 3 months ago

O'Flaherty (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Monday, John Hickey of the Oakland Tribune reports.

O'Flaherty was placed on the 15-day DL in early May with a shoulder strain, but received a dose of good news in that an earlier MRI revealed no structural damage. He may only need to throw a couple of bullpen sessions before the Athletics feel comfortable sending him out on a rehab assignment.

Eric O'Flaherty RP NYM 3 months ago

O'Flaherty (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session by the end of the week, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The A's were planning to shut O'Flaherty down until the pain in his shoulder went away, so it appears he is feeling better now. It's not clear when he will be ready to join the big club, but he iis eligible to be activated from the big club at any point.

Eric O'Flaherty RP NYM 4 months ago

O'Flaherty (shoulder) underwent an MRI on Sunday, which revealed no structural damage. The Athletics will shut him down from throwing until O'Flaherty reports no pain in his shoulder, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

O'Flaherty landed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a shoulder strain. Although the MRI revealed no structural damage, there are signs of inflammation in the shoulder joint. While it's a good sign that there's no serious damage, shoulder injuries in pitchers tend to be treated with extra caution.

Eric O'Flaherty RP NYM 4 months ago

O'Flaherty will undergo an MRI on his left shoulder Sunday, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

O'Flaherty was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a shoulder strain, and it appears the team would like to get a closer look at the ailment. Look for a more concrete diagnosis to surface Monday.