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Fernando Abad | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / HOU
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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

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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

Athletics and LHP Fernando Abad avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.0875 million contract.

It's a nice raise for the 29-year-old hurler who will more than double his salary from a season ago. He's coming off a fantastic 2014 campaign where he compiled a 1.57 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 51/15 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 09:20:00 PM

Fernando Abad requested $1.225 million and was offered $850,000 from the Athletics when arbitration figures were exchanged.

The 29-year-old southpaw did a terrific job out of the A's bullpen in 2014, compiling a 1.57 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 51/15 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 inning. MLBTradeRumors.com projects Abad to earn $900,000, which is very close to the A's offer and would still represent a nice upgrade over his $525,900 from a season ago.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 10:30:00 PM

Fernando Abad was ejected from Sunday's game against the Orioles for allegedly throwing at Manny Machado.

With the A's holding a 10-0 lead in the eighth inning, and Manny Machado trying to instigate trouble since the first game of the series, it doesn't take a leap of faith to believe that Abad was indeed throwing at Machado. Both benches wound up clearing after the incident, though no further trouble came from it.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Athletics acquired LHP Fernando Abad from the Nationals for OF John Wooten.

Abad was designated for assignment by the Nats last week despite posting a steady 3.35 ERA and 32/10 K/BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings this season. He should get a look for a bullpen spot next spring in A's camp.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Nationals designated LHP Fernando Abad for assignment.

The move was made to clear space on the team's 40-man roster. Abad had a decent 2013, posting a 3.35 ERA and 32/10 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. The 27-year-old will need to pass through waivers if the Nats hope to hold onto him.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 07:59:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of LHP Fernando Abad from Triple-A Syracuse.

Abad, 27, had a 1.06 ERA and 12/2 K/BB ratio in 17 innings over 17 appearances in Triple-A. The Nationals are lacking a true left-handed specialist, so there's a chance that he could stick around. However, Abad owns a 5.10 ERA in 88 appearances in the majors.
Tue, May 21, 2013 08:51:00 AM

Nationals signed LHP Fernando Abad to a minor league contract.

Abad put up a 5.10 ERA over 88 appearances -- six starts -- for the Astros over the last three seasons. He'll provide minor league depth.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 04:51:00 PM

Fernando Abad has elected free agency.

He'll look around for a new job rather than accept a minor league assignment. Abad posted a 5.06 ERA over 46 innings for the Astros this season while splitting time between the bullpen and the rotation.
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 08:47:00 PM

Fernando Abad (oblique) faced two batters, retiring one, Wednesday in the Astros' season finale.

Abad hadn't pitched since leaving his start on September 24 with a strained right oblique muscle. The 26-year-old finishes the season with a 5.09 ERA and 1.65 WHIP.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 08:39:00 AM

Fernando Abad left Monday's start with a strained right oblique.

Abad suffered the injury in the second inning. Oblique injuries can be pretty tricky, so it's very possible he'll be shut down for the rest of the season.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 09:34:00 PM