Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/15/14
The Atlanta Braves placed left-handed reliever Eric O’Flaherty on the disabled list yesterday due to a strained elbow. David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution later reported that O’Flaherty was dealing with a UCL tear, an injury that usually requires Tommy John surgery. #Braves don't have an appt. yet with Andrews, but figure it'll be next couple days. Team didn't say, but any UCL tear usually means surgery. — David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) May 18, 2013 This is another huge blow for the Braves, as their once vaunted bullpen now looks like a potential weak link. Before O’Flaherty’s injury was announced, Atlanta had already placed Jonny Venters, Jordan Walden, Luis Ayala and Cristhian Martinez on the DL. O’Flaherty has been a pivotal part of the Braves’ bullpen over the past several seasons. He maintained a miniscule ERA and WHIP of 0.98 and 1.086 in 2011, and posted another impressive campaign last year (1.73 ERA, 1.151 WHIP). He was off to a good start this year prior to suffering his elbow injury. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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