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  1. Report: Mets claim Marc Rzepczynski on revocable waivers

    Aug 29, 2015, 5:26 PM EDT

    MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 06: Marc Rzepczynski #45 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on August 06, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

    Rzepczynski was just acquired by the Padres last month, but he could soon be on the move again.

  2. Athletics get Darwin Frias from the Mets to complete the Eric O’Flaherty trade

    Aug 7, 2015, 6:59 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty

    The player to be named later in the Eric O’Flaherty trade is Darwin Frias.

  3. Athletics designate Eric O’Flaherty for assignment

    Aug 1, 2015, 10:45 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty

    Struggling lefty reliever Eric O’Flaherty was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Saturday.

  4. Mets, A’s “discussing pieces” for Ben Zobrist trade

    Jul 21, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT

    ben zobrist getty

    Zobrist is also reportedly drawing interest from the Yankees, Giants, and Nationals, but the Mets are said to be willing to overpay to get him from the A’s because how desperate they are for an upgrade on offense.

  5. Mets, Yankees, Giants, Nationals interested in Ben Zobrist

    Jul 12, 2015, 5:01 PM EDT

    ben zobrist getty

    The 34-year-old has posted a respectable .771 OPS (115 OPS+) with five home runs and 31 RBI in 57 games this season for the A’s, who entered play Sunday with a disappointing 40-50 record.

  6. Athletics designate Cody Ross for assignment

    May 2, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

    Ross went just 2-for-22 (.091) with three RBI over nine games during his brief stint with Oakland.

  7. Sean Doolittle due back from disabled list Friday

    Sep 10, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    sean doolittle getty

    Oakland manager Bob Melvin told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday that closer Sean Doolittle, who has been sidelined since August 24 with a strained intercostal muscle, is on track to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

  8. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Tyler Flowers

    Tyler Flowers hit two homers to crush the Athletics, Marcus Stroman hurled a Maddux and the Cardinals can’t be stopped.

  9. Athletics place Sean Doolittle on the disabled list

    Aug 24, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    Sean Doolittle has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle.

  10. A’s activate Eric O’Flaherty, designate Jeff Francis for assignment

    Jul 3, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty AP

    As expected the A’s have activated reliever Eric O’Flaherty from the disabled list, completing his comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery 12 months ago. To make room on the roster they designated left-hander Jeff Francis for assignment.

  11. Once-dominant setup man Eric O’Flaherty is close to joining the A’s after Tommy John surgery

    Jul 3, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty AP

    Oakland’s bullpen is close to adding left-hander Eric O’Flaherty, who was a dominant setup man in Atlanta from 2009-2013.

  12. 2014 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Nate Freiman, Josh Donaldson, Adam Rosales, Jed Lowrie

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Oakland Athletics. The Big Question: Is there life without Jarrod Parker? The A’s rotation has been a strength over…

  13. A’s sign rehabbing reliever Eric O’Flaherty

    Jan 22, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty AP

    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the A’s have continued to overhaul their bullpen by signing left-hander Eric O’Flaherty to a two-year, $7 million deal. O’Flaherty underwent Tommy John elbow surgery in July and likely won’t be game-ready before midseason, so it’s definitely a risky move. However, before blowing out his elbow he was an…

  14. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  15. Nationals interested in reliever Eric O’Flaherty

    Dec 5, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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    The Nationals are on the lookout for a left-handed reliever and Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that former Braves reliever Eric O’Flaherty is their latest target. O’Flaherty required Tommy John surgery on his left elbow this May and is expected to miss at least the first month of the 2014 season, but that…

  16. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  17. With Craig Kimbrel watching, Braves blow late lead

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:35 AM EDT

    Juan Uribe, Yasiel Puig

    Craig Kimbrel hadn’t pitched two innings in a game since 2011, and the Braves weren’t about to have him try to get six outs now. It’s a decision they’ll think about all winter after Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead two-run homer off David Carpenter, leading the Dodgers past the Braves and into the NLCS on…

  18. The Braves likely to pursue Kevin Gregg

    Jun 27, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Chicago Cubs

    Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Braves are interested in Cubs’ reliever Kevin Gregg: The Braves are among the many teams expected to show interest in Cubs closer Kevin Gregg, who owns a 1.11 ERA in 25 appearances. Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez utilized Gregg as his closer while they were together with the Marlins…

  19. Braves reliever Eric O’Flaherty to undergo Tommy John surgery

    May 20, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty AP

    After Jonny Venters underwent Tommy John surgery last week, another Braves’ reliever is headed for the same fate. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, left-hander Eric O’Flaherty will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery tomorrow. It doesn’t come as a big surprise, as he was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his…

  20. Braves sign Joe Beimel to minor league deal

    May 18, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Joe Beimel

    The Braves just received some bad news on reliever Eric O’Flaherty, as the lefty was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. Losing O’Flaherty means the Braves have just one left-hander in the bullpen in Luis Avilan. As a result, the Braves signed Joe Beimel to a minor league contract per Tim…

  21. Eric O’Flaherty has torn ulnar collateral ligament in elbow, Tommy John surgery next?

    May 18, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Eric O'Flaherty AP

    UPDATE: It looks like Eric O’Flaherty is facing the worst-case scenario, as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that he was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. He’ll see Dr. James Andrews next week, but it would be a surprise if Tommy John surgery wasn’t the next step. The…

  22. Braves hit three homers in eighth, move to 12-1

    Apr 16, 2013, 11:01 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Atlanta Braves

    The scorching Braves broke open a 2-2 game in the eighth Tuesday, with Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla all hitting homers off Kelvin Herrera in a 6-3 win over the Royals. Crushing Herrera made the victory especially impressive. While hardly a household name, Herrera has been one of the AL’s best relievers since…

  23. Jonny Venters will see Dr. James Andrews

    Mar 30, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

    Jonny Venters

    Jonny Venters, dealing with a sore left elbow, will see Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday. Though it’s never a good sign when your pitcher has to stop by Andrews’ office, the Braves aren’t worried yet. Via David O’Brien: The Braves are cautiously optimistic about their lefty setup man, but didn’t want to speculate much about…

  24. Jonny Venters leaves game with an elbow sprain

    Mar 26, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT

    Braves' Venters walks back to mound after allowing a run on a single by Phillies' Ibanez during eighth inning of their MLB National League game in Atlanta

    Bad news for the Braves’ bullpen: Venters left today’s game with a left elbow sprain. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) March 26, 2013 Jonny, that is. Venters has been a concern for a while, spending part of last season on the DL with a sore left elbow.  He feels like a major injury waiting to happen.…

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