Eric O'Flaherty RP OAK 15 hours 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 OAK 4 days 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 OAK 5 days 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 OAK 1 week 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 OAK 4 weeks 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 OAK 4 weeks 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.

Eric O'Flaherty RP OAK 4 weeks ago

O'Flaherty has a left shoulder strain and was placed on the 15-day DL Saturday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

He had been pretty brutal so far out of Oakland's bullpen, and perhaps the shoulder issue was one of the contributing factors to his struggles. He should be considered out indefinitely.

Eric O'Flaherty RP OAK 1 month ago

O'Flaherty was terrible yet again on Friday night, taking the loss while allowing three earned runs over 0.1 innings.

O'Flaherty has now been really bad in back-to-back outings and has given up multiple runs in three of his last five appearances. His ERA is now up to 11.37 on the year and it is very possible the A's could use him in some low leverage situations to try and get him back on track.

Eric O'Flaherty RP OAK 1 month ago

O'Flaherty struggled on Sunday, taking the loss while allowing two runs in 0.2 innings.

O'Flaherty entered the game with a 2-1 lead and by the time the inning was over, the A's were trailing 4-2. This is the second time in his last four outings that O'Flaherty has allowed multiple runs. O'Flaherty's history of success should keep him in his role for the time being, but it would not be surprising for Bob Melvin to go to Fernando Abad next time he needs a set-up lefty in the eighth.

Eric O'Flaherty RP OAK 1 month ago

O'Flaherty had an excellent outing on Tuesday, striking out three over 1.2 innings.

O'Flaherty entered the game with one out and two on and immediately got a double play to end the inning and preserve Kendall Graveman's shutout. O'Flaherty bounced back nicely after allowing a three-run homer in his last outing and is currently the top lefty setup man out of the pen for the A's.