Fernando Abad RP OAK 15 Days
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 20 Days
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 7 Months
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 24 '12
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.
Fernando Abad RP OAK Sep 05 '12
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.