Sources: #Athletics sign free-agent LHP Eric O’Flaherty to two-year, $7 million contract. Recovering from Tommy John; expected back by July.
#Braves strong bullpen could still get significantly better if O'Flaherty is re-signed. Talks not dead.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After a day to let it sink in, Braves reliever Eric O’Flaherty seemed a little more resigned to the fact that he’s likely headed for season-ending surgery on his pitching elbow. An MRI revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and he has an appointment to see noted orthopedic surgeon Dr...." May 20
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The back of the bullpen has been one of the Braves greatest strengths in recent years; all of a sudden it’s a point of concern. The Braves learned Saturday that top setup man Eric O’Flaherty has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, just two days after another top left-handed reliever Jonny..." May 19