The Oakland Athletics and reliever Eric O'Flaherty to a two-year, $7 million contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. O'Flaherty is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery and should be ready by July, notes Rosenthal.
O'Flaherty should continue to bolster an Athletics' bullpen that already boasts the likings of Luke Gregerson, Jim Johnson, and others. In 2013, O'Flaherty posted a 3-0 record with a 2.50 ERA and a 0.944 WHIP in 19 games with the Atlanta Braves. Since 2010, O'Flaherty has been brilliant, pitching to a 11-6 with a 1.68 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP (234 ERA+) in 217 games.
The Athletics could be getting one of the best relievers in the Major Leagues for just $3.5 million per year. Even though he comes back in July, that is a nice deal for the A's.