VIERA, Fla. (AP) The Atlanta Braves have acquired left-handed reliever Eric O'Flaherty from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.

The 31-year-old O'Flaherty, who pitched for the Braves from 2009-13, was on his way to join the team on Sunday.

Atlanta general manager John Coppolella says ''We've been trying to find a left-hander all spring. He's somebody we know. When our scouts saw him and when our field staff saw him, we felt like he was somebody who could help us out.

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''Obviously, we know this guy's great off the field. He was great on it with us. We're hoping he can fill a need a help us get better.''

O'Flaherty, who had Tommy John surgery in 2013, had signed a minor league deal with Pittsburgh last month. He has a 3.24 career ERA in 435 appearances with four teams.