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Boston Herald Feb 22, 2017
Drellich: Little room for error in Red Sox spring training for bullpen hopefuls Heath Hembree and Fernando Abad

Drellich: Little room for error in Red Sox spring training for bullpen hopefuls Heath Hembree and Fernando Abad

FORT MYERS — If recent performance matters, Heath Hembree and Fernando Abad should feel uncomfortable.But whether recent performance actually matters to the Red Sox isn’t so clear. If the team lets minor league options dictate the bullpen, the seven spots appear set.Craig Kimbrel, Tyler Thornburg, Joe Kelly and Robbie Ross Jr. are there if healthy. Matt Barnes was important enough last season that, even though he has minor league options and had a rough August, it’s hard to see him anywhere but Fenway Park at the outset.Hembree and the bust of the trade deadline, Abad, probably will be...
Full Count | WEEI Feb 19, 2017

Owner of first Red Sox arbitration hearing in 14 years, Fernando Abad, says his case was nothing like Dellin Betances chaos

FORT MYERS, Fla. — There is a reason why the Red Sox did everything they could to avoid going to an arbitration case over the last 14 years. Just look at what happened to Dellin Betances. Controversy blew up in Yankees camp after the reliever fired back at New York management after team president Randy […]
The Republican Feb 18, 2017
Fernando Abad, Boston Red Sox LHP, could dominate in 2017; The space between fingers on the baseball is why

Fernando Abad, Boston Red Sox LHP, could dominate in 2017; The space between fingers on the baseball is why

Fernando Abad's Red Sox career immediately got off to a rocky start. He gave up a three-run homer to the first batter he faced, Robinson Cano, in Seattle on Aug. 2.
The Republican Feb 17, 2017
Boston Red Sox-MLB rumors: Examining decision to tender Fernando Abad a contract? Aaron Hill has new team

Boston Red Sox-MLB rumors: Examining decision to tender Fernando Abad a contract? Aaron Hill has new team

Fernando Abad struggled mightily after being traded to the Boston Red Sox from the Minnesota Twins for Pat Light at the 2016 non-waiver deadline, posting a 6.39 ERA.
Over the Monster Feb 10, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Fernando Abad, Pablo Sandoval, Carlos Quentin

Daily Red Sox Links: Fernando Abad, Pablo Sandoval, Carlos Quentin

Today’s links review Fernando Abad’s 2016, welcome Pablo Sandoval to spring training and discuss Carlos Quentin. Fernando Abad was great with the Twins but not so much with the Red Sox after a midseason trade. What’s in store for 2016? (Bryan Joiner; BP Boston) The final game of a three-game exhibition series between the Red Sox and Nationals will be played at the United State Naval Academy. (Jorge Castillo; Washington Post) As you may have heard, Pablo Sandoval has looked slimmer this offseason. He reported to Fort Myers on Thursday. (Nick Cafardo; Boston Globe) Matt Barnes...
Boston Herald Feb 9, 2017
Pirates acquire reliever Pat Light from Twins

Pirates acquire reliever Pat Light from Twins

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates gave their bullpen another arm heading to spring training, acquiring reliever Pat Light from Minnesota on Thursday for a player to be named or cash.Minnesota designated the 25-year-old Light for assignment on Feb. 6. Light appeared in 15 games for Minnesota in 2016, going 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in 14 innings pitched. Light, a former first-round pick by the Boston Red Sox, was sent to Minnesota at the trade deadline last season in exchange for Fernando Abad.To make room for Light, the Pirates designated pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla for assignment.Minnesota also...
Over the Monster Feb 9, 2017
Red Sox send four to World Baseball Classic

Red Sox send four to World Baseball Classic

The official rosters came out Wednesday night and four Sox will represent their country in baseball’s global tournament! After months of qualifying rounds, speculation, and injury scares the official rosters for the fourth World Baseball Classic were released and the Red Sox are sending four of their own to represent their respective countries. Your browser does not support iframes. Xander Bogaerts (Netherlands), Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic), Eduardo Rodriguez (Venezuela), and Fernando Abad (Dominican Republic) will all leave the club to play for national pride. We've got a few...
Over the Monster Feb 7, 2017
One Big Question: Can Robby Scott grab the second left-handed reliever spot?

One Big Question: Can Robby Scott grab the second left-handed reliever spot?

Robby Scott will probably start the year behind Fernando Abad on the depth chart, but he’ll likely have the chance to move up. Welcome to Over The Monster’s One Big Question series. For the next 40 (week)days, we will be trying to answer one important question for each player on the Red Sox 40-man roster. The goal is to find one interesting portion of each player’s game to watch for, whether that be in spring training or the early regular season. We’ll be going straight down the list on the team’s roster page, meaning we’ll be going in alphabetical order through each position...
The Republican Feb 7, 2017
MLB rumors: Ex-Boston Red Sox prospect Pat Light, who can hit 100 mph, designated by Twins

MLB rumors: Ex-Boston Red Sox prospect Pat Light, who can hit 100 mph, designated by Twins

The Red Sox drafted Pat Light in the first round in 2012. They traded the left-handed reliever to the Twins on Aug. 1 for Fernando Abad, another lefty reliever.
CSN New England Feb 1, 2017

Red Sox defeat Abad in MLB's 1st arbitration case of year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Boston Red Sox have defeated pitcher Fernando Abad in Major League Baseball's first salary arbitration hearing this year.Abad was awarded $2 million

Red Sox win arbitration hearing with Fernando Abad; does he fit properly in the bullpen?

BOSTON — The Red Sox won their arbitration hearing with Fernando Abad on Tuesday, meaning the left-handed reliever will make $2 million in 2017. Abad had filed to make $2.7 million.It was Boston's first arbitration hearing in 15 years, dating back to a 2002 hearing with Rolando Arrojo.Spending $2 million on Abad isn't inherently a bad deal, though the market for lefty relievers of his ilk has slowed this winter more than expected. While Abad did not pitch well [... [...]
The Republican Jan 31, 2017
Boston Red Sox win salary arbitration case over Fernando Abad who will earn $2M in 2017

Boston Red Sox win salary arbitration case over Fernando Abad who will earn $2M in 2017

Boston Red Sox reliever Fernando Abad posted a 3.66 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 46 2/3 innings between the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox during 2016.
Fenway Nation Jan 31, 2017
Will We Have Fernando Abad To Kick Around Anymore?

Will We Have Fernando Abad To Kick Around Anymore?

The Aptly-Named 'Abad'How would like to be Fernando Abad's arbitration lawyer? Talk about court-appointed counsel! The Red Sox are headed to an arbitration hearing for the first time since 2002—and, frankly, Abad is an odd one to go to the wall with.Abad was abysmal in 2016—going 0-2 with a 6.89 ERA in 18 appearances with the Red Sox. But he is a lefty—and that can get you a long in major league baseball. Amazingly, this will be the first arbitration case of the year in all of baseball. Amazingly, Abad's representatives want him to get a raise from $1.3 million to $2.7 million. And...
Sacramento Bee Jan 31, 2017

Red Sox defeat Abad in MLB's 1st arbitration case of year

The Boston Red Sox have defeated pitcher Fernando Abad in Major League Baseball's first salary arbitration hearing this year. Abad was awarded $2 million on Tuesday by arbitrators Robert Herzog, …
MLB Trade Rumors Jan 31, 2017

Red Sox Defeat Fernando Abad In Arbitration

The Red Sox have announced that an arbitration panel found in the team’s favor after a hearing against lefty Fernando Abad. He’ll earn the team’s submitted salary of $2MM, instead of the $2.7MM that he sought.

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