2:33 AM EDT, Tue April 21, 2015
M’s break hitless streak against Abad to pull this one out

M’s break hitless streak against Abad to pull this one out

The A’s don’t often take Fernando Abad out of what they see as his comfort zone. The left-handed reliever is the club’s situational lefty, as often as not brought into a game to face the opponent’s best left-handed hitter(s). As… Continue Reading →
Athletics Nation Apr 4, 2015

Oakland A's announce opening night roster

No surprises here. The Athletics announced their opening day roster following Saturday's spring training finale against the San Francisco Giants. They will carry five starting pitchers, seven relievers, two catchers, and 11 other position players. Eight members of the 40-man roster will begin the 2015 regular season on the disabled list. Starting rotation (5): Sonny Gray, Jesse Hahn, Scott Kazmir, Kendall Graveman, Drew Pomeranz Bullpen (7): Tyler Clippard (closer), Dan Otero, R.J. Alvarez, Evan Scribner, Eric O'Flaherty, Fernando Abad, Jesse Chavez Catchers (2): Stephen Vogt, Josh...
Athletics Nation Apr 2, 2015

Athletics 2014 season review: Fernando Abad, a good pickup

Much of Billy Beane's magic comes not from finding superstars, but from his under-the-radar moves for unknown players who turn out to be solid contributors. The next player on our list is one such diamond in the rough: No. 56, Fernando Abad. Player profile Name: Fernando Abad, aka Fernando Agood (no one calls him that)Position: LHP, reliefStats: 69 games, 1.57 ERA, 57⅓ innings, 51 Ks, 15 BB, 34 hits, 5 HRWAR: 1.7 bWAR, 0.6 fWARHow he got here: Acquired from Washington Nationals prior to 20142014 Salary: $525,9002015 Status: 1st-year arbitration, under team control2015 Salary:...
Athletics Nation Mar 27, 2015

Oakland A's 6, San Francisco Giants 4: Abad, Otero, Whelan steamroll Giants

The Athletics earned a 6-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Scottsdale Stadium this evening on the back of a perfect bullpen performance and power from hitters expected and not. After taking over from a struggling Jesse Chavez, Oakland Athletics relievers Fernando Abad, Dan Otero, and Kevin Whelan combined to retire San Francisco's final 16 batters. Josh Phegley and Billy Butler each contributed run-scoring doubles, but Eric Sogard led tonight's A's in runs batted in with three on a sacrifice fly and a two-run triple. A complete recap shortly.

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