Fernando Abad RP OAK 2 Months

Abad agreed to a one-year contract with the A's on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

Abad's first season with the A's was a resounding success, as he cut his ERA from 2013 by more than half (to 1.57) and shaved more than 50 points off his WHIP. He gave up just one earned run over the final two months of the season, and will be rewarded accordingly in his first year of arbitration. However, while Abad enjoyed success against both lefties and righties last season, he likely won't be in the mix for saves while Sean Doolittle (shoulder) is out.

Fernando Abad RP OAK 7 Months

Abad continued his fantastic season with two scoreless innings on Wednesday against the Mets.

Abad's ERA now sits a paltry 1.62 on the season with a WHIP of only 0.80. Perhaps Abad's most impressive stat so far this year is that he has allowed exactly zero of 26 inherited runners to score this season.

Fernando Abad RP OAK 10 Months

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.

Fernando Abad RP OAK Sep 05 '79

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.

Fernando Abad RP OAK Sep 01 '79

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.

Fernando Abad RP OAK Mar 01 '79

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.

Fernando Abad RP OAK Sep 01 '78

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.

Fernando Abad RP OAK Aug 13 '78

Astros sent LHP Fernando Abad outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Abad posted a 5.06 ERA over 46 innings for the Astros this season while splitting time between the bullpen and the rotation. He should return to compete for a long relief job next year.

Fernando Abad RP OAK Jul 15 '78

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.

Fernando Abad RP OAK Jul 15 '78

Fernando Abad returned to action on Wednesday October 3.