Left-handed reliever Eric O’Flaherty agreed to a two-year, $7 million contract with the A’s on Wednesday.
Today a couple of vastly different pitchers signed with American League playoff contenders that are polar opposites and even though I should be caught up in the headline-grabbing move, it’s the under-the-radar acquisition that piques my interest the most.
Ever since lefty reliever Eric O'Flaherty went on the disabled list May 18, the Atlanta Braves have been looking for a veteran replacement. The Braves are interested in San Diego Padres’ lefty reliever, Joe Thatcher, FoxSports’ Jon Morosi is reporting. The 31-year old Thatcher has pitched 28 innings this season, compiling a 2.25 ERA. He has struck out 28, while walking...
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Height: 6-2; Weight: 220
Hometown: Walla Walla, Wash.
Experience: Sixth season
2011 in review: OFlaherty was spectacular last year, leading major league relievers...
Eric OFlaherty made 895,000 last year, when he led major league relievers with a 0.98 ERA and became the first reliever in MLB history to finish with an ERA below 1.00 in at least 70 appearances.
Backed by his incredible 2011 numbers, which included 67 strikeouts in 73 23 innings, OFlaherty signed a one-year deal worth 2.49 million in January.
Andy Johnston recently chatted with...