Fernando Antonio Abad (pronounced uh-BAHD)…Signed by: Julio Linares and Adriano Rodríguez.
Spent the entire season with BOS...Of his 48 relief appearances, 34 were scoreless (70.8%)...Held LHH to a .227/.288/.348 slash line (15-66) with 4 XBH (2 2B & 2 HR)... From 4/28-8/26 (26 G), held LHH to a .098 AVG (4-41)...Held opponents to a .186 AVG (8-43) with RISP...Posted a 1.33 ERA (3 ER, 20.1 IP) in 22 road games compared to a 5.01 ERA (13 ER, 23.1 IP) in 26 home games...Averaged 2.89 BB/9.0 IP (14 BB, 43.2 IP), his lowest mark since 2014 (2.35)...Posted a 2.93 ERA (9 ER, 27.2 IP) in 27 games before the All-Star break and a 3.94 ERA (7 ER, 16.0 IP) in 21 games after... Retired 35 of 48 first batters faced (72.9%)...Logged a season-best 8-game scoreless streak (8.0 IP) from 5/1-20, surrendering 2 hits in that span (.083 AVG)... Earned his second career save on 7/2 at TOR (3.0 IP, BB, 3 SO).
Allowed 0 runs in 42 of his 57 appearances (74%). Held lefties to a .195 OBP, the lowest mark in the AL and 3rd-lowest in the majors (min. 75 LHH faced)...Lefties hit .153 (11-for-72) against him, the 10th-lowest mark among ML pitchers (min. 75 LHH faced) and 3rd-lowest in the AL behind teammates Koji Uehara (.139) and Craig Kimbrel (.145). Appeared in 55+ games for the 3rd straight season. Opened the year with MIN and went 1-4 with 1 save and a 2.65 ERA (10 ER/34.0 IP) in 39 appearances for the Twins. Each of his first 9 appearances of the season was scoreless (9.1 IP)... Did not allow an earned run over his first 13 appearances (12.0 IP); 1st ER allowed came in his 14th appearance on 5/6 at CWS. Overall, allowed only 2 runs (1 ER) over his first 23 games of the season through 5/29 (0.47 ERA, 19.1 IP)...Held opponents to a .197 AVG (13-for-66) in that span. Posted a 2.83 ERA (9 ER/28.2 IP) in 34 games prior to the All-Star break. Traded to the Red Sox in exchange for RHP Pat Light on 8/1...Was 0-2, 6.39 ERA (9 ER/12.2 IP) in 18 games for BOS. Made his Red Sox debut on 8/2 at SEA...Took the loss and was charged with a blown save that night. From 8/3 through the remainder of the season, allowed only 2 hits in 22 at-bats (.091 AVG) with 12 SO against left-handed hitters (both singles)...Held lefties to a .130 AVG (3-for-23) with BOS. Earned his 1st of 2 holds with BOS on 8/15 at CLE, stranding the tying run in the 8th in a 3-2 win. Made 3 regular season appearances for Este in the Dominican Winter League (3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER)...Also pitched in the postseason for Aguilas, allowing 0 ER in 9 of his 10 outings (7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 10 SO).
Posted a 7.36 ERA (9 ER/11.0 IP) in his first 20 games through 5/19, a 0.83 ERA (2 ER/21.2 IP) in his next 23 games through 8/9, and a 6.60 ERA (11 ER/15.0 IP) in his final 19 games. Held opponents to a .167 AVG (5-for-30) with RISP and 2 outs. Inherited 46 runners (13 scored), tied for 5th-most in the AL.
Posted a 1.57 ERA and allowed just 13.2% (5-of-38) of inherited runners to score in a career-high 69 appearances in his rst full season in the majors…the percentage of inherited runners scored wasfourth lowest by an A's reliever since 1974 and the ERA was second lowest over the last 24 years (BradZiegler, 1.06 in 2008)…ranked third among American League relievers in percentage of inherited runners scored, fth in ERA and seventh in opponents slugging percentage (.253)…in addition to games pitched, he also had career highs in wins (2), innings pitched (57.1) and strikeouts (51)…had careerlows in ERA, opponents batting average (.175), on-base percentage (.247) and slugging percentage…walked just 15 for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.40…had four losses and two blown saves…his opponents batting average included a .162 (17-for-105) mark against right-handed hitters compared to .191(17-for-89) against left-handers…struck out 35 of the 100 lefties he faced (35.0%), 16 of the 116 righties (13.8%)…yielded a .100 average with runners in scoring position…entered the season with a .344 opponents average with RISP in his career…held rst batters faced to a .175 batting average and .232on-base percentage…his 24 rst batter strikeouts tied for seventh in the AL and tied for second most byan A's reliever since 1974 (25, Wuertz in 2009)…posted a 1.89 ERA and stranded all 16 of his inherited runners before the break…then had a 0.93 ERA and allowed 5-of-22 (22.7%) inherited runners toscore after the break…yielded just one run in 24.2 innings on the road (0.36 ERA) and allowed 1-of-20 (5.0%) inherited runners to score…compiled a 2.48 ERA and surrendered all four of his home runs inOakland…all four home runs were solo shots…logged a 2.84 ERA in 18 outings on no days rest, a 1.21 ERA in his other 51 appearances…did not allow a run in the seventh inning (19.0 ip) and stranded 11 of his 12 inherited runners…tied for 10th among AL relievers in hit batters (4)…averaged the seventh fewest pitches per inning (14.3)…did not commit an error in eight chances and has a 166-game errorlessstreak dating back to April 19, 2011…tossed fewer than one inning in 31 of his 69 appearances
Began the season at Triple-A Syracuse and was 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA in 17 relief appearances when he was promoted to Washington May 21...spent the remainder of the season with the Nationals, going 0-3 with a 3.35 ERA in a career-high 39 relief appearances...allowed a .271 opponents batting average but surrendered just nine extra base hits for a career-low .368 slugging percentage...yielded a .247 (23-for-93) average to right-handed hitters compared to .306 (19-for-62) against left-handers...had a 1.83 ERA in 20 appearances before the All-Star Break but then posted a 5.00 ERA in 19 games after the break...compiled a 0.95 ERA and .162 opponents batting average in 21 outings at Nationals Park...was charged with all three of his losses and allowed a 5.79 ERA and .356 opponents average in 18 games on the road...opponents hit .171 when leading of an inning but first batters faced had a .278 batting average...now has a .188 (21-for-112) career average against batters leading off an inning...allowed 6-of-15 (40.0%) inherited runners to score...logged a 1.42 ERA in seven outings on no days rest, 3.73 in his other 32 appearances ... posted a 1.64 ERA in 12 games during the day compared to 4.05 in 27 games at night...now has a 1.91 ERA (8 er in 37.2 ip) in 40 day games and a 5.74 ERA (54 er in 84.2 ip) in 87 games at night...had a 1.69 ERA in nine interleague appearances despite a .320 opponents batting average...tossed at least one inning in 25 of his 39 outings, including a season-high 2.0 innings six times...pitched for Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League following the season and was 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA in eight relief appearances. WASHINGTON:
Began his Nationals career with a 10-game, 8.2-inning scoreless streak from May 25 to June 11...allowed his first run of the season June 14 at Cleveland...entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with the scored tied at 1-1 and allowed the winning run to score on a failed fielders choice...struck out a season-high three batters in 1.0 innings June 11 at Colorado...compiled a 1.46 ERA in 12 games in June and a 1.86 ERA in 10 games in July...had a 1.48 ERA entering August but allowed eight runs in 7.2 innings over nine appearances in the month (9.39 ERA)...was charged with his third loss and only blown save of the season Aug. 4 at Milwaukee...now has a 13-game losing streak dating back to April 9, 2011...that is the longest active losing streak in the majors...did not allow a home run over his first 27 games and 25.0 innings...then allowed three home runs over a five-game stretch from Aug. 7 to 19...did not allow a run over a six-game stretch from Aug. 24 to Sept. 23 (6.2 ip) but then allowed two runs in 0.2 innings in his final outing Sept. 27 at Arizona.
SYRACUSE: Allowed a .254 opponents batting average with the Chiefs, including .211 (8-for-38) against right-handed hitters compared to .310 (9-for-29) with both of his walks against left-handers...yielded a .154 average to batters leading of an inning but had a .300 mark with runners in scoring position...did not allow a run in seven games on the road (6.1 ip)...did not allow a home run in 17.0 innings...allowed 5-of-12 (41.7%) inherited runners to score...began the season with an eight-game, 8.0-inning scoreless streak from April 5 to 24 ... then allowed a run in back-to-back outings April 26 and 30 before finishing the Triple-A portion of his campaign with a seven-game, 7.2-inning scoreless streak.
Member of the Astros' Opening Day roster for a 2nd consecutive season...enjoyed 3 stints with HOU and endured nearly 3-week stint on the Disabled List with an right intercostal strain...did not suffer a blown save in 37 appearances...struck out 28 in 27.2 Triple-A innings with Oklahoma City of the Pacific Coast League...pitched in 5 games for Este in the Dominican Winter League.
Made 29 appearances for Houston, all coming in the 1st half of the season...held lefties to a .273 (12x44) average thisseason...began the year as the only lefty in the Astros bullpen...optioned to Triple A Oklahoma City on May 17 and recalled onJune 16...placed on the 15-day DL on July 5 (left shoulder tendinitis)...recalled on July 30 and optioned to OKC...completed hisseason with the RedHawks...earned his first Major League win on April 6 at Cincinnati, hurling 1.2 scoreless innings...was theAstros first win of the 2011 season...went 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA (16ER/32IP) in 31 appearances with OKC (29g) and the GCL Astros(2g)...finished his minor league campaign by going 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA (5ER/14.1IP) over his final 15 appearances with OKC...following the season, pitched in the Dominican Winter League for the Toros del Este and posted a 1-1 record with a 2.25 ERA(4ER/16IP) in four starts.
Posted a 2.84 ERA (6ER/19IP) in 22 games during two stints with Houston, July 24-Aug. 1 and Aug.18-Oct. 3...did not allow a runin 18 of his 22 outings...held left-handed batters to a .179 (5x28) batting average and all hitters to a .200 (14x70) mark...appeared ineight of Houston's last 13 games of 2010 and did not allow a run in six of those eight outings... made his Major League debut on July28 vs. Chicago (NL) and tossed 1.0 scoreless inning...was his only outing during his first stint with the Astros...was optioned to Triple Aon Aug. 1 and appeared in five games for Round Rock, allowing one run in 6.1 innings (1.42 ERA)...was originally recalled from DoubleA Corpus Christi on July 25, marking his first career appearance on a Major League roster... the left-hander went 4-3 with a 2.50 ERA(11ER/39.2IP) in 14 games, including four starts, for Corpus Christi to start the 2010 season... posted a 1.93 ERA (4ER/18.2IP) in his 10relief outings... spent time at big league camp during Spring Training and posted a 2.25 ERA (1ER/4IP) in three appearances.
Began the year at Lancaster (A), where he made 41 appearances, all in relief, posting a 4-6 record with six saves and a 4.14 ERA(38ER/82.2IP)...finished second on the team in appearances and ERA (min. 50 IP) and led the club in saves...earned Lancaster's Pitcher ofthe Month in June after going 1-0 with one save and a 1.06 ERA (2ER/17IP) in seven games...earned a promotion to Corpus Christi (AA)in late August and made three starts for the Hooks, posting an 0-1 record and a 3.21 ERA (5ER/14IP)...marked his first starts since Augustof 2007...combined between the two levels to finish 4-7 with a 4.00 ERA (43ER/96.2IP)...added to the Astros 40-man roster on Nov. 5...played for the Toros del Este in the Dominican Winter League and went 3-1 with a 3.42 ERA (18ER/47.1IP) in 10 starts
Spent theentire season at Lexington (A), posting a 2-7 record and a 3.30 ERA (28ER/76.1IP)...led the club in appearances and in relief innings...earned Lexington's Pitcher of the Month in May after posting a 3.00 ERA (4ER/12IP) with one save over eight games...made three scorelessappearances (2.1IP) for the Azucareros del Este in the Dominican Winter League
Began his first year playing in the United Stateswith Rookie-level Greeneville...made two starts to begin the season (10ER/9.2IP) before being moved to the bullpen...posted a 6-4 recordwith one save and a 4.14 ERA (23ER/50IP)...as a reliever, was 5-1 with a 2.12 ERA (8ER/34IP)...earned a promotion to Tri-City (A) in Sept. andpitched in two games for the ValleyCats
In his fourth and final season playing in the Dominican, posted a 5-2 record and a 1.32ERA (9ER/61.1IP) in 11 starts
Made one appearance for the DSL Astros
Posted a sub-2.00 ERA for the second consecutiveseason with the DSL Astros...went 4-1 with a 1.29 ERA (6ER/42IP) in eight starts
Made his professional debut with the DSL Astrosand was named an All-Star...posted a 6-2 record and a 1.61 ERA (14ER/78.1IP) in 14 starts.