Fernando Abad RP OAK 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 11 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 Nov 21 '12

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 Nov 01 '12

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 Oct 04 '12

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 Oct 04 '12

Fernando Abad returned to action on Wednesday October 3.

Fernando Abad RP OAK Sep 24 '12

Fernando Abad left Monday's start with a strained right oblique.

Abad suffered the injury in the second inning. Oblique injuries can be pretty tricky, so it's very possible he'll be shut down for the rest of the season.

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.