Fernando Abad RP MIN 2 weeks ago

Abad (bereavement) will be available for the Twins on Tuesday to face the Brewers, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Abad was placed on the bereavement list Saturday but is now ready to rejoin Minnesota's bullpen after attending his grandmother's funeral in the Dominican Republic. Taylor Rogers was sent back to Triple-A Rochester following Monday's game against the Brewers in a related move.

Fernando Abad RP MIN 3 weeks ago

Updating a previous report, Abad won't be eligible to come off the bereavement list until Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Twins didn't place Abad on the bereavement list until Saturday, so he'll remain away from the team a day longer than initially expected. The 30-year-old has performed well out of the Twins bullpen this season, giving up no runs and just one hit over 4.1 innings.

Fernando Abad RP MIN 3 weeks ago

Abad is expected to return from the bereavement list on Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Abad went on the bereavement list on Saturday to attend his grandmother's funeral in the Dominican Republic.

Fernando Abad RP MIN 3 weeks ago

Abad was placed on the bereavement list Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The circumstances surrounding the move are unclear, but the placement will require Abad to miss between three and seven days. To take his spot on the roster, the Twins recalled Ryan O'Rourke from Triple-A Rochester.

Fernando Abad RP MIN 1 month ago

Abad has made Minnesota's final 25-man roster, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Abad had a 2.16 ERA this spring and didn't issue a walk in 8.1 innings. He'll work as the primary lefty specialist in the bullpen.

Fernando Abad RP MIN 2 months ago

Abad threw a scoreless inning in Thursday's spring training win over Boston. With three scoreless innings this spring, he's emerging as the front runner for the final bullpen spot, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Abad and Taylor Rogers were seen as the leading candidates to win an available lefty setup role before spring training and Abad has made a strong impression so far. Rogers is likely a long shot since he was a starter last year at Triple-A and has made few relief appearances in his minor-league career.

Fernando Abad RP MIN 2 months ago

Abad and Taylor Rogers are the leading candidates to win an available lefty setup role this spring, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Abad struggled last season with a 4.15 ERA after a sparkling 1.57 ERA in 2014. Twins coaches believe he was tipping his pitches last season and Abad said he believes pitching in winter ball this offseason will help him after he didn't pitch in the offseason before 2015. Abad isn't on the 40-man roster, but the Twins will likely add a lefty reliever from a mix of those signing minor league deals.

Fernando Abad RP MIN 5 months ago

Abad signed a minor-league deal with the Twins on Thursday, which includes an invite to spring training.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 30-year-old southpaw has a 3.42 ERA in 205 innings as a reliever, and could join the big league club as a lefty specialist at some point in 2016.

Fernando Abad RP MIN 5 months ago

Abad declined his outright assignment and elected free agency Friday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The A's needed to clear space on the 40-man roster earlier in the offseason, and Abad was a casualty as he was designated for assignment. The lefty has decided to test the waters on the open market instead where he should command some interest as a southpaw that can get out hitters from both sides of the plate.

Fernando Abad RP MIN 5 months ago

Abad cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Abad was a casualty of the team needing space on the 40-man roster, as he was designated for assignment earlier in the month, but the other 29 clubs apparently weren't interested in the left-hander. He spent the entire season in the majors in 2015 but could begin next year in the minors.