Flaherty played in only 10 games in July, collecting one hit in 11 at-bats. He didn’t have a base hit in his past 17 games, dating to July 7.
But the Braves hope consistent playing time will help. Flaherty, a brother-in-law of Nick Markakis, is well-received in the clubhouse and could return when rosters expand Sept. 1.
“I’m glad that he can go down and play,” manager Brian Snitker said. “I said, ‘I’m the reason you’re rusty. I hadn’t played you.’ So I’m glad he’s down there playing. And if something happens, you need him, then he’ll be game-ready.”