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Fenway Nation 9 hours ago
Red Sox Will Open Season With Three Lefties In The Bullpen

Red Sox Will Open Season With Three Lefties In The Bullpen

()Red Sox manager John Farrell announced on Wednesday afternoon that reliever Robby Scott had made the Opening Day roster. This means that the club with go North will three left-handers in the bullpen—Scott, Robbie Ross, Jr. and the immortal (and aptly-named) Fernando Abad. Given all the pitching injuries this spring (hey, Red Sox medical staff, nice shoulder rehab work!), this reliever configuration is probably not all that surprising. Again, pitcher health could be the deciding factor in whether this team seriously contends or not. Stay tuned!
The Republican 14 hours ago
Boston Red Sox 40-man roster: Two spots likely to open by start of regular season; what could it mean?

Boston Red Sox 40-man roster: Two spots likely to open by start of regular season; what could it mean?

The Boston Red Sox could open the 2017 season with three left-handed relievers (Robbie Ross Jr., Fernando Abad and Robby Scott) on their 25-man roster.
The Republican Mar 27, 2017

Fernando Abad, Boston Red Sox LHP, should win spot on roster with Opening Day in seven days

Red Sox's Fernando Abad made $2 million in arbitration for 2017 but that contract isn't guaranteed unless he breaks spring training camp with the big league team.
Outside Pitch Mar 23, 2017

Boston Red Sox injured arm replacement options: Fernando Abad

The Boston Red Sox pitching staff is currently suffering through a barrage of injuries. First David Price went down, and now it looks like Drew Pomeranz will be joining him. The Red Sox started the year with a different problem, they had too many starters. There were six starters for five spots, and while that may not […] The post Boston Red Sox injured arm replacement options: Fernando Abad appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Over the Monster Mar 22, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: David Price, Drew Pomeranz, Fernando Abad

Daily Red Sox Links: David Price, Drew Pomeranz, Fernando Abad

Today’s links look at some updates on injured pitchers, the staff’s ability to avoid barrels, and Blake Swihart’s status. David Price still isn’t ready to begin throwing, meaning his target return date of late April is looking more and more unrealistic. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) In brighter news, Drew Pomeranz threw a bullpen on Tuesday and reported that things felt golden. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) The Red Sox pitching staff was successful last season, and a large part of that was avoiding ideal contact on a regular basis. (Chris Teeter; BP Boston) Blake Swihart would like to...
Full Count | WEEI Mar 20, 2017

Fernando Abad has no regrets about playing in World Baseball Classic, but should he?

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fernando Abad strolled through the Red Sox clubhouse Monday morning wearing big smile on his face, along with his brand new t-shirt brandishing the Dominican Republic flag. Abad was fresh off his stint with Team Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, with his countrymen getting eliminated Saturday night. “It was […]
The Republican Mar 17, 2017
Fernando Abad, Boston Red Sox lefty competing for job, earns win for Team Dominican over Venezuela

Fernando Abad, Boston Red Sox lefty competing for job, earns win for Team Dominican over Venezuela

Boston Red Sox left-handed reliever Fernando Abad earned the win in Team Dominican's 3-0 victory over Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic on Thursday.
Over the Monster Mar 17, 2017
WBC 2017 Roundup 3/16: Venezuela is in trouble

WBC 2017 Roundup 3/16: Venezuela is in trouble

Venezuela dropped to 0-2 in the second round. Dominican Republic 3, Venezuela 0 Dominican Republic Fernando Abad (W): 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R,0 BB, 1 K Gregory Polanco: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI Nelson Cruz: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K Robinson Cano: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB Venezuela Victor Martinez: 0-4, 3 K Ender Inciarte: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 K Yangervis Solarte: 2-2 Jhoulys Chacin (L): 4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K With the pool out in Tokyo already finished with their second-round play, we had a quiet day of action in the WBC on Thursday. The only matchup was between the D.R. and a Venezuelan team whose very...
The Republican Mar 16, 2017
Boston Red Sox bullpen 2017: Could Edgar Olmos win second lefty reliever job over Robby Scott, Fernando Abad?

Boston Red Sox bullpen 2017: Could Edgar Olmos win second lefty reliever job over Robby Scott, Fernando Abad?

Edgar Olmos has a chance to win a spot in the Red Sox bullpen during the final two and a half weeks of spring training. He's competing with Fernando Abad and Robby Scott.
Over the Monster Mar 15, 2017
Should we be paying more attention to Edgar Olmos?

Should we be paying more attention to Edgar Olmos?

Can Edgar Olmos be the team’s biggest surprise in the bullpen? One of the few true position battles happening at Red Sox camp right now is for arguably the most boring position on the roster: The second left-handed reliever. To make matters even more forgettable is the fact that Fernando Abad, the preseason favorite for the gig, isn’t even with the team. In fact, that’s part of the problem. I wrote about this battle last week, and within that write-up I posited that the battle had a lot to do with the other options for the roster spot beyond just Abad and Robby Scott. That mostly...
Over the Monster Mar 8, 2017
Fernando Abad, spring training battles, and the WBC

Fernando Abad, spring training battles, and the WBC

Is it really a big deal that Fernando Abad is leaving the Red Sox for the WBC? The Red Sox aren’t really well-represented at this year’s World Baseball Classic, which is probably a good thing. Hanley Ramirez was supposed to be among the headliners, but shoulder soreness led to him deciding to skip the event. As of now, the only big name from the team that’s playing is Xander Bogaerts. Eduardo Rodriguez could join him depending on how far Venezuela makes it and whether or not he’s healthy. Then, there’s Fernando Abad. The lefty departed from camp this week to join the Dominican...

MLB Rumor Central: Fernando Abad's roster chances in jeopardy?

MLB Rumor Central: Fernando Abad's roster chances in jeopardy?
Over the Monster Mar 6, 2017
Should the Red Sox take a shot on Brett Lawrie?

Should the Red Sox take a shot on Brett Lawrie?

Brett Lawrie got released. Should Boston try to sign him. Last week, the White Sox made a surprising move in releasing infielder Brett Lawrie. According to the team, they are opting for future options over Lawrie, which will eventually include Yoan Moncada. By making the move now, Chicago was able to save a little cash since arbitration-eligible players’ salaries aren’t fully guaranteed until Opening Day. It’s the same rule people talk about when they suggest releasing Fernando Abad, but that’s a different discussion for a different day. Today, I want to focus on Lawrie himself and...
Over the Monster Mar 6, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Dave Dombrowski, Tyler Thornburg, Fernando Abad

Daily Red Sox Links: Dave Dombrowski, Tyler Thornburg, Fernando Abad

Today’s links look at Dave Dombrowski’s team-building strategy, the sigh of relief after the Price news, and another pace of play solution. After building a successful but unsustainable team in Detroit, Dave Dombrowski is adapting to his new team in Boston. (Evan Drellich; Boston Herald) The scene in Red Sox camp this weekend was one of relief after getting good news on David Price. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) Tyler Thornburg has not had a good start to his spring training, and he’s now taking a few days off to get things straightened out. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Fernando...

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