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FERNANDO ABAD RUMORS

Oakland A’s: What is Eric O’Flaherty’s potential as a closer?

The Oakland A’s bullpen was shaken up once again earlier this week when closer Sean Doolittle was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right intercostal muscle. Even though Doolittle said he already felt better after the game on Sunday, the A’s are being cautious and sitting him out for awhile since even a mild strain of this muscle could take some time to recover...
Via isportsweb.com
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Who will claim the last spot in the bullpen?

Oakland A’s: Who will claim the last spot in the bullpen?This past week, Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin told the press that six of the seven bullpen spots are pretty obvious. This probably means that closer Jim Johnson, setup men Sean Doolittle, Ryan Cook, Luke Gregerson and Dan Otero, and long reliever Jesse Chavez all have secured their spots in the bullpen for the upcoming...
Via isportsweb.com
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Acquire Fernando Abad from Nationals for Bullpen Depth

The Oakland A’s picked up left-handed relief pitcher Fernando Abad from the Washington Nationals on Monday in a deal that sent single-A outfielder John Wooten to D.C. Abad, 27, pitched in 39 games for the Nationals in 2013, posting a 3.35 ERA in 37 2/3 innings. He averaged 7.6 strikeouts and 2.4 walks per nine innings pitched, and should provide Bob Melvin with an additional option...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s Acquire LHP Fernando Abad from Nationals for Minor Leaguer John Wooten

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Via Valley Bay News
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: A's acquire lefty Abad from Nationals

A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have acquired left-hander Fernando Abad from Washington and sent Class A outfielder John Wooten to the Nationals. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the swap had not been announced. Abad is likely to bolster a talented bullpen that likely has lost closer Grant Balfour in free agency, a ninth...
Via AP on Fox
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats trade Abad to A’s

The Washington Nationals have traded veteran reliever Fernando Abad to the Oakland A’s in exchange for minor league OF John Wooten. Last week Abad was designated for assignment along with pitcher Tyler Robertson  in order to clear roster space for Sammy Solis, Michael Taylor, and Aaron Barrett.  The Nats wanted to protect those three prospects from the Rule 5 Draft. Wooten...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Abaditude

"Right after the game, there’s really nothing to think about but the bad stuff." (Ryan Zimmerman, via Washington Post, 6/18/2013) Phillies 5, Nationals 4: Death, taxes, and Davey Johnson going with Fernando Abad in a tie game in the bottom of the ninth. Video of Dom Brown's walkoff bloop here. Silver lining: Drew Storen and Rafael Soriano will be well...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Exploring the Arsenal – Fernando Abad

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros' Fernando Abad, Jason Castro run into each other while fielding bunt (Video)

Houston Astros pitcher Fernando Abad and catcher Jason Castro ran into each other while fielding a bunt during Saturday's game at Citi Field against the New York Mets. The play that pretty much sums up how bad the Astros season has been. It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning with two outs and a Mets runner on third base. Abad and Castro were chasing down a bunt...
Via Holdout Sports
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Astros put Lopez on DL, activate Abad

The Houston Astros have placed reliever Wilton Lopez on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right elbow. Houston also activated left-hander Fernando Abad from the DL before facing Texas on Friday night. He had been out since May 26 with a muscle strain in his right ribs. Manager Brad Mills says Lopez felt tenderness Tuesday, two days after he last pitched in Chicago. The pitcher...
Via Fox Sports
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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