Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:15:46 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS Everth Cabrera and 2B Ryan Flaherty are options to play the 6 with SS J.J. Hardy (shoulder) expected to start the season on the disabled list. Hardy was diagnosed with a subscapularis strain, a muscle under the shoulder blade, and he won't do any baseball activities for 10 days. Hardy would be eligible to play April 11, but he won't be ready on that date.
Fantasy Tip: Hardy ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) should be ignored for much of the first month of the season at FantasyScore. Cabrera ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is an intriguing stolen base asset for a cheap cost in daily games to open 2015. He should be owned in AL-only leagues if he's not already, and he could be worth a stab as a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues for some stolen bases out of the gates.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:00:43 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SS Everth Cabrera, who was signed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with $600,000 in incentives, could compete for a utility infield role with 2Bs Ryan Flaherty and Jayson Nix.
Fantasy Tip: Cabrera is just a year removed from stealing 37 bases with the San Diego Padres, and the year before that he had 44 thefts. He's obviously best known for his speed, and he could make an impact on deep mixed rosters if he sees enough playing time. He's worth a late-round stab if you're looking to add some steals.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:52:45 -0800
Baltimore Orioles 2B Ryan Flaherty agreed on Sunday, Jan. 25, to a one-year deal worth $1.075 million to avoid arbitration. He will also get $25,000 if he makes 400 plate appearances. Other bonuses include $50,000 apiece for a Gold Glove, All-Star appearance, League Championship Series MVP or World Series MVP.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:47:31 -0800
Baltimore Orioles 2B Ryan Flaherty is asking for $1.5 million in arbitration, while the Orioles offered $900,000.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:18:49 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 19. 2B Ryan Flaherty is playing shortstop and batting seventh.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:19:42 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (back) is not in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 8. INF Ryan Flaherty will start at the 6.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:27:09 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (back) is out of the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 2. He's being listed as day-to-day after leaving the game with a lower back spasm Monday, Sept. 1. 2B Ryan Flaherty is starting at shortstop and OF Alejandro De Aza is starting in left field.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:58:42 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles are likely to stick with 1B Chris Davis and IF Ryan Flaherty at third base in place of 3B Manny Machado (knee). The feeling among the front office staff is the trade market is barren at this time of year.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:05:56 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have placed 3B Manny Machado (knee) on the 15-day disabled list because of a right knee sprain. The team also selected the contract of 2B Cord Phelps from Triple-A Norfolk.
Fantasy Tip: There is no exact timetable for Machado, but there is a chance he could return at some point during September, so owners should keep him on the bench or the disabled list. Chris Davis and Ryan Flaherty could both see time at third base while Machado is out. Flaherty could be an option for AL-only owners, depending on his playing time.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:05:33 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (back) was scratched from the lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim due to a tight lower back. 2B Ryan Flaherty made the start at third base in Machado's absence.
Fantasy Tip: The injury comes the night after his career-high 19-game on-base streak came to an end. Tough week for Machado's fantasy owners. He is likely considered day to day.