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Orioles notebook: Flaherty wishes transfer rule change came sooner

Orioles notebook: Flaherty wishes transfer rule change came sooner

Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty says he's pleased that Major League Baseball announced Friday that it would revert to the old interpretation of a catch on a transfer play. With a slight smile, though, Flaherty said, "it's about four (or so) days late." Flaherty became the poster boy for interpreting the rule in its previous form after he dropped a ball while attempting to turn a double play in the seventh inning of Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. With one on and no outs, Grady Sizemore hit a comebacker to pitcher Zach Britton, who threw to Flaherty at second base. Flaherty caught the ball, but when he attempted to transfer it from his...

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