10DEric O'Flaherty
RP ATL
5 days ago

O'Flaherty (back) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

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.

10DEric O'Flaherty
RP ATL
1 month ago

O'Flaherty has given up three runs over five innings to begin the season.

EDGE Analysis

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.

10DEric O'Flaherty
RP ATL
2 months ago

The Braves selected O'Flaherty's contract from the minors Sunday, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

10DEric O'Flaherty
RP ATL
2 months ago

O'Flaherty has been told he will make the Opening Day roster, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran lefty has a strong camp and 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 set-up man in an unsettled bullpen.

10DEric O'Flaherty
RP ATL
2 months ago

O'Flaherty struck out two in a perfect inning of relief during Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old lefty's now got a 1.86 ERA and 14:2 K:BB through 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 re-discover the form that allowed him to rack up 60 holds between 2011-12 for Atlanta he could work his way back into a high-leverage role.

10DEric O'Flaherty
RP ATL
3 months ago

O'Flaherty, who underwent a surgical procedure to alleviate elbow tension in the offseason, has thrown three scoreless innings so far in spring.

EDGE Analysis

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 provide much of an impact in 2017.

10DEric O'Flaherty
RP ATL
6 months ago

O'Flaherty signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Tuesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.

10DEric O'Flaherty
RP ATL
9 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

10DEric O'Flaherty
RP ATL
9 months ago

O'Flaherty (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

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.

10DEric O'Flaherty
RP ATL
9 months ago

The Braves placed O'Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list Friday with left elbow neuritis.

EDGE Analysis

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.