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O'Flaherty picked up his first save for the A's after a shaky ninth inning, coughing up two hits, including a home run against the Astros.

It was O'Flaherty, not Luke Gregerson, who got the save opportunity for the injured Sean Doolittle. The left-hander eventually shut the door after Chris Carter tagged him for a solo homer with two outs in the ninth. O'Flaherty might have made Bob Melvin a little nervous Wednesday, but it looks like he will act as Oakland's intirim closer.

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Manager Bob Melvin hinted that O'Flaherty would be the fill-in closer in lieu of Sean Doolittle landing on the DL with an oblique injury, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

Melvin said he wants to keep guys with regular roles in those roles, meaning that Luke Gregerson and Ryan Cook will probably remain in setup roles. O'Flaherty has a 1.35 ERA in 13.1 innings out of the bullpen this season, and has a 2.79 ERA for his career, so assuming the A's beat writers are correct in assuming O'Flaherty will get the save opportunities, he's a worthwhile add in most formats.

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O'Flaherty will be utilized in back-to-back contests going forward, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

After undergoing Tommy John surgery in May of 2013, O'Flaherty made his way back to a major league mound in early July. In 14 appearances in the meantime, he's been on point, posting a 1.35 ERA, 0.825 WHIP, and 12:3 K:BB in 13.1 innings.

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Athletics activated LHP Eric O'Flaherty from the 60-day disabled list.

O'Flaherty posted a 3.86 ERA with eight strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings during his rehab assignment. The left-hander should be a nice addition to the A's bullpen if he has regained his pre-Tommy John surgery form.

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Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that "there's a chance" Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, O'Flaherty has posted a 3.86 ERA with eight strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings during his rehab assignment. He would be a nice addition to the big club's bullpen if he has regained pre-surgery form. The A's begin a six-game homestand on Thursday.

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Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) could be activated from the disabled list during the Athletics' next homestand, which begins on July 3.

Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, O'Flaherty has posted a 4.32 ERA with six strikeouts over 8 1/3 innings during his rehab assignment. The left-hander could prove to be a big part of the A's bullpen if he has regained his pre-surgery stuff.

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Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) is scheduled to make his first rehab appearance with High-A Stockton on Friday.

O'Flaherty is on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, so he could be on a rehab assignment through mid-June. The left-hander should provide a nice boost for the Oakland bullpen when he's activated.

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Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) thinks he'll be ready for a rehab assignment after throwing another simulated game Thursday.

O'Flaherty has been facing hitters for three weeks now and is nearing ready for some official game action. The left-hander should join the A's bullpen within the next few weeks.

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Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw two simulated innings on Tuesday afternoon without issue.

O'Flaherty will perform a similar workout later this week before embarking on a minor league rehab assignment. He is about a year removed from Tommy John surgery and should join the A's bullpen sometime in June.

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Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw his slider during a 25-pitch live batting practice session Tuesday.

The left-hander is nearing a rehab assignment. O'Flaherty is a week shy of the one-year anniversary of his Tommy John surgery, and it's looking like he'll be ready to join the A's bullpen pretty soon.