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Phillies release Fernando Abad

The Phillies have released lefty Fernando Abad, per a club announcement. He had been in camp with the organization on a minor-league deal.Abad had an opt-out opportunity tomorrow, so it seems the organization went ahead and made up its mind about his roster status. He would have earned a $2.5MM salary in the majors, with some incentives as well. The contract also came with a mutual...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: Low Leverage For Fernando Abad

We’re kicking off our Roster Recaps here at BP Boston, and hell yeah, we’re gonna start with Fernando Abad. There’s a collective outrage among Red Sox fans when anyone takes the opportunity to us Abad’s name as a pun, but they’ll going to miss it when it’s gone. Baseball season is too long not to be entertained by the fact that one of the Red Sox worst pitchers is named Abad. The...
Via BP Boston
November 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: Fernando Abad Has a Good Game, Name

Welcome to BP Boston’s second annual Roster Recap series. Over the next few months, we’ll be analyzing every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. From MVP-candidate right fielders to reserve relievers, we want to...
Via BP Boston
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Fernando Abad worthy candidate for closer role

After the Oakland A’s announced Jan. 24 that closer Sean Doolittle would most likely be unavailable by the start of the 2015 regular season due to a slight rotator cuff tear, rumors spread about possible candidates for the closer role. While many people mentioned Tyler Clippard, Eric O’Flaherty and Ryan Cook as viable options, few mentioned Fernando Abad. #Athletics agree to terms...
Via isportsweb.com
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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 from...
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 2014...
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

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 is a 22...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss


"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 rested for next...
Via Nationals Enquirer
June 18, 2013  |  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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