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Fernando Abad | Relief Pitcher | #58

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Craig Mish of SiriusXM reports that "several teams" are showing interest in Fernando Abad.
Mish lists the Reds, White Sox, Orioles, Giants, Braves and A's as possible fits for the left-handed reliever. Abad is coming off a fine 2017 campaign that saw him post a 3.30 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 37/14 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings. He also held left-handed batters to a .227/.288/.348 batting line. Jan 2 - 12:40 PM

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The Red Sox announced Tuesday that an arbitration panel ruled in their favor after a hearing with left-handed reliever Fernando Abad.

This was Boston's first arbitration hearing since Rolando Arrojo in 2002. Abad requested $2.7 million, but the panel ruled that he'll make the team's submitted salary of $2 million for 2017. The southpaw struggled to the tune of a 6.39 ERA over 18 appearances with Boston after being acquired from the Twins last August.
Tue, Jan 31, 2017 10:57:00 AM

Red Sox team president Dave Dombrowski said Saturday that the club expects to go to an arbitration hearing with Fernando Abad.

Abad requested $2.7 million from the club when arbitration figures were exchanged while the Red Sox countered at $2 million. projected that he would earn $2 million through the arbitration process, which would point to the Red Sox winning in a potential hearing.
Sat, Jan 21, 2017 12:16:00 PM

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski indicated Tuesday that the club will tender a contract to reliever Fernando Abad.

Abad struggled to the tune of a 6.39 ERA over 18 appearances after being acquired from the Twins in August and was left off the postseason roster. However, he's only projected to make around $2 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility, so the Red Sox will take their chances on bringing him back. The 30-year-old had a 2.65 ERA and 29/14 K/BB ratio over 34 innings prior to the trade.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 11:47:00 AM

Red Sox acquired LHP Fernando Abad from the Twins for RHP Pat Light.

Abad will presumably join the Boston bullpen on Tuesday, unless he can make it to Seattle before Monday night's series opener. The left-hander has registered a 2.65 ERA in 34 innings this season while holding left-handed hitters to a .163/.192/.265 batting line. It's a nice quiet addition for the Red Sox.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 01:19:00 PM

Fernando Abad has been traded to the Red Sox, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

It's a nice low-key addition for the Boston bullpen. Abad, 30, has registered a 2.65 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 29/14 K/BB ratio in 34 innings this season for the Twins and he's been especially lethal against left-handed batters. He'll be eligible for arbitration this winter. Pat Light, a 25-year-old right-handed reliever, will head to Minnesota in return.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 01:02:00 PM

In his 288th major league appearance, Fernando Abad notched his first save by retiring all four Phillies he faced on Wednesday.

The Twins mentioned that Abad could see some save chances after Kevin Jepsen was pulled from the role. Brandon Kintzler still looks like the favorite for saves at the moment, but Abad, who might serve as the team's All-Star this year, could pick up the odd opportunity.
Thu, Jun 23, 2016 12:21:00 AM

Twins activated LHP Fernando Abad from the bereavement list.

Abad has been away from the team since Saturday. The southpaw has tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings so far this season to go along with a 4/2 K/BB ratio.
Tue, Apr 19, 2016 08:30:00 AM

Twins placed LHP Fernando Abad on the bereavement list.

Abad will be away from the team for a day or two. The 30-year-old southpaw has been terrific this season, hurling 4 1/3 scoreless innings while posting a 4/2 K/BB ratio. Ryan O'Rourke was recalled from Triple-A to replace him in the Twins bullpen for the time being.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Twins selected the contract of LHP Fernando Abad from Triple-A Rochester.

The Twins' Opening Day roster is now set. Abad earned the last bullpen spot by recording a 2.61 ERA over 10 appearances this spring. He'll be used in mid relief, probably as a lefty specialist.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 06:41:00 PM

Twins signed LHP Fernando Abad to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Abad struggled to the tune of a 4.15 ERA over 47 2/3 innings with the A's in 2015, but the left-hander had a tremendous year with Oakland in 2014. It's a worthwhile gamble for the Twins, who entered the offseason in need of a couple bullpen upgrades. Abad, 30, should be able to land an Opening Day roster spot in Minnesota if he pitches halfway decently in the Grapefruit League next spring.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Fernando Abad has elected free agency.

He refused an outright assignment after being removed from the Athletics' 40-man roster. Abad holds a 2.90 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 128/44 K/BB ratio over 142 2/3 relief innings across the last three seasons, so there will be interest in him.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Athletics sent LHP Fernando Abad outright to Triple-A Nashville.

It's a minor surprise that he cleared waivers, but apparently no one wanted to pay his roughly $1.5 million arbitration figure. Abad holds a 2.90 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 128/44 K/BB ratio over 142 2/3 relief innings across the last three seasons, so the A's will gladly keep him around for depth.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Athletics designated LHP Fernando Abad for assignment.

Abad pitched well enough in relief for the A's during the 2015 campaign, holding a 4.15 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 45/19 K/BB ratio across 47 2/3 innings. The 29-year-old southpaw has had enough major league success that he should latch on elsewhere in a middle relief capacity.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Fernando Abad (back) said that he feels OK after falling off an exercise ball last week.

Just a minor injury and apparently Abad is fine. Be wary of exercise balls.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 04:17:00 PM

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