Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets made another deal. They graded for another bullpen arm from the A's, getting Eric O'Flaherty for their bullpen. The Mets will also get cash considerations and send over a player to be named later. To make room for him, the Mets designated Alex Torres for assignment." August 05
The Mets have acquired LHP Eric O’Flaherty and cash from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for a player to be named later.
#Athletics recall RHP Aaron Brooks from Nashville; designate LHP Eric O’Flaherty for assignment
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