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Fernando Abad | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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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. Jun 8 - 4:36 PM

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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

Fernando Abad left Monday's start in the second inning with an undisclosed injury.

Abad threw a pitch to Daniel Descalso with two outs and one on in the inning before the Astros' trainer came to the mound and eventually led the lefty to the clubhouse. The team should update his status soon.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 08:45:00 PM

Fernando Abad was blasted for five runs -- four earned -- on six hits and three walks over just four innings in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

He needed 87 pitches to get through the four frames. It's fair to say the Astros' experiment with Abad in the rotation hasn't worked, as he's been drilled for 11 earned runs over just 12 1/3 frames in his first three starts. Assuming he's still in the rotation, he'll face the Cubs next week.
Wed, Sep 5, 2012 09:59:00 PM

Fernando Abad was destroyed in Friday's loss to the Reds, surrendering six runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings.

He walked two and struck out only one in the poor performance. Zack Cozart got the Reds on the board with a two-run homer in the third inning, then they broke it open with a four-run fifth inning, highlighted by a three-run blast off the bat of Jay Bruce. He'll look to improve upon his 0-2 record and 4.83 ERA in his next outing against the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 01:10:00 AM

Astros recalled LHP Fernando Abad from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Abad will make his first major league start Saturday against the Mets. The 26-year-old was recently moved to the starting rotation in Triple-A, where he's posting a 4.50 ERA and 9/3 K/BB in 14 innings (three starts). Abad has appeared in 81 games out of the bullpen, including 30 this season.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 11:18:00 AM

The Astros will recall left-hander Fernando Abad from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start Saturday against the Mets.

Abad has never pitched as a starter in the majors, but the rebuilding Astros have plenty of reason to experiment. The 26-year-old southpaw was recently moved into the rotation in Triple-A, posting a 4.50 ERA and 9/3 K/BB in 14 innings over three starts. He shouldn't be trusted in fantasy leagues, even against a struggling Mets squad.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 05:15:00 PM

Astros optioned LHP Fernando Abad to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Abad has a decent 3.81 ERA in 23 1/3 innings this season. He should be back up in the bigs before September.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 04:12:00 PM

Astros activated LHP Fernando Abad from the 15-day disabled list.

Abad has been sidelined since late May with a right intercostal strain. The 26-year-old southpaw has a 5.00 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 15 games at the major league level this year.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 05:31:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
3Bryan Anderson
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Adam Dunn
2John Jaso
3Kyle Blanks
4Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jesse Chavez
8Evan Scribner
9Fernando Rodriguez
10Drew Pomeranz