The Athletics have announced that they’ve designated lefty reliever Eric O’Flaherty for assignment. The move clears space on the Athletics’ active roster for righty and recent trade acquisition Aaron Brooks, who has been promoted from Nashville to start tonight.
The 30-year-old O’Flaherty has struggled this season, posting a 5.91 ERA, 6.3 K/9 and 5.9 BB/9 in 21 1/3 innings while dealing with shoulder trouble. He’s also dealt with elbow and back issues in recent years. The A’s signed O’Flaherty to a two-year, $7MM contract before the 2014 season, and his rather expensive $5.5MM 2015 salary and uneven performance likely ensure he won’t be claimed.
Good, now cut the 33 year old OF with the .595 OPS with 6 steals, 2 caught stealing in 81 games next.
There HAS to be guys at AAA who could be bought with money who are better than Fuld.
Fuld is a defensive player. 1 WAR is 84 games is roughly the pace you want for a everyday player
He’s at 0.3 WAR over 81 games right now. He’s toast as a big leaguer, its terrible he’s getting playing time of any significance right now. He’s LEADING OFF tonight. With a .284 OBP and 6 SB. Brutal managing by Bob Melvin.
Maybe the braves can take o a flier on oflaherty and have freddi overuse him for the 9th inning
He might get a flier in texas, whenever somebody doesn’t do well there, divisional rivals take fliers on them for minor league deals. I don’t know why, but it happens a lot.