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MLB Trade Rumors: Braves re-acquire LHP Eric O'Flaherty, per report

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Another familiar face will be rejoining the Braves this season as the Braves agreed to acquire Eric O'Flaherty from the Pirates

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Before undergoing Tommy John surgery during the 2013 season, Eric O'Flaherty was a staple in the Braves bullpen. Mostly a sinkerballer, O'Flaherty was a setup man for former Braves closer Craig Kimbrel during the Braves' run of having among the better bullpens in the majors.

It appears that after bouncing around a bit after leaving the Braves following the 2013 season, O'Flaherty is returning to the Braves

The Braves certainly have a need of a lefty specialist in the bullpen given the struggles of the candidates for the job  this spring. Its unclear what the Braves gave up to acquire O'Flaherty, but we will update this story as more information become available.

The 31 year old reliever sports a career 3.24 ERA while holding LH batters to a .211 average. He did struggle mightily last year with an 8.10 ERA  in 41 appearances with the Athletics and Mets.


The Braves acquired O'Flaherty for cash considerations