Adam Rosales

With no deal from Orioles, utility man Ryan Flaherty starting over with Phillies

With no deal from Orioles, utility man Ryan Flaherty starting over with Phillies

Ryan Flaherty expected to be back with the Orioles this season, and so did most in the organization who kept in close contact throughout the offseason with the team’s utility infielder for the past six seasons. And as the offseason wore on, Flaherty remained a free agent and the Orioles didn’t acquire a clear successor for his utility spot, and it seemed even more likely that Flaherty would return to Baltimore.

But on Saturday afternoon, Flaherty wore the red and white of the Philadelphia Phillies, playing third base against his former team in the Orioles’ split-squad road game at Spectrum Field.

The 31-year-old Flaherty didn’t sign with the...

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