Abad pitching for the Boston Red Sox in 2016
|Boston Red Sox – No. 58|
Born: December 17, 1985|
La Romana, Dominican Republic
|July 28, 2010, for the Houston Astros|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2016 season)
|Earned run average||3.71|
Fernando Antonio Abad (//; born December 17, 1985) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, and Minnesota Twins.
Abad began his professional career in 2006, pitching for the Dominican Summer Astros. That year, he went 5–2 with a 1.32 ERA in 15 games (11 games started). He also struck out 64 batters in 61 1⁄3 innings.
He split 2007 between the Greeneville Astros (17 games, four starts) and Tri-City ValleyCats (two games), going a combined 6–4 with a 4.25 ERA, with 59 strikeouts in 53 innings. In 2008, he pitched for the Lexington Legends, going 2–7 with a 3.30 ERA in 45 relief appearances, striking out 94 batters in 76 1⁄3 innings.
In 3 seasons with the Astros, Abad went 1–11 with a 5.10 ERA in 88 games while striking out 65 in 84 2⁄3 innings
On November 22, 2012 he signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals. He was called up to the big leagues when Ryan Mattheus was placed on the disabled list and has posted a 1.64 ERA so far out of the bullpen. He was designated for assignment on November 20, 2013.
On November 25, 2013, the Nationals traded Abad to the Oakland Athletics for minor league outfielder John Wooten. In his first season in Oakland, Abad pitched a career high 69 games with a career low 1.57 ERA in 57.1 innings. Abad regressed the following season, allowing 11 home runs in under 60 innings. The Athletics designated Abad for assignment after the 2015 season, and he later elected free agency.
Abad signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins in December 2015. He became an integral part of the Twins' bullpen in 2016. Despite a 1-4 record, Abad had a 2.65 ERA in 39 games for the last place Twins.
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Abad features a four-seam fastball (94–97 mph), a sinker (92–95 mph), a curveball (78–83 mph), and a changeup (75–79 mph). He tends to use the sinker and changeup more against right-handed hitters, and his four-seamer and curveball more against left-handed hitters.
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- "Player Card: Fernando Abad". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
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