Former Baltimore Orioles’ utility infielder Ryan Flaherty has been hired as a member of the San Diego Padres’ coaching staff. According to multiple reports Flaherty was hired as the Quality Control Coach. I can’t say I’m sure what exactly that is or what the duties involve, but good on Ryan Flaherty.
Flaherty had a solid career, after being drafted by the Orioles in the 2011 Rule 5 draft. By far, he’s one of the most successful Rule 5 players in recent MLB history. Over the course of his time in Baltimore Flaherty did whatever was asked of him. He played every infield position at various times, and always gave his all in games. He should be remembered as a solid Oriole in the years to come.
I wouldn’t expect much news out of the Warehouse or the entire league this week. Thanksgiving is a traditionally slow period for baseball. But whatever’s out there will get covered here – that I can promise you!