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Fernando Abad | Relief Pitcher | #58

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / HOU
Contract: view contract details
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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. Jun 23 - 12:21 AM

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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.
Apr 19 - 8:30 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.
Apr 16 - 11:00 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.
Apr 2 - 6:41 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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Nunez
2Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
2Eddie Rosario
CF1Byron Buxton
2Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Duffey
5Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Brandon Kintzler
3Fernando Abad
4Ryan Pressly
5Trevor May
6Michael Tonkin
7Taylor Rogers
8Buddy Boshers