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Phillies | Fernando Abad financial details

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:51:07 -0800

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies non-roster LHP Fernando Abad will make $3.1 million if he ends up on the team's 25-man roster.

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Phillies | Fernando Abad signed

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:39:19 -0800

The Philadelphia Phillies signed free-agent LHP Fernando Abad (Red Sox) to a minor league contract Saturday, Feb. 17, with an invitation to major league spring training camp.

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Red Sox | Boston offers deals to six players

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:56:43 -0800

Boston Red Sox RP Fernando Abad, SP Joe Kelly, SP Drew Pomeranz, SP Robbie Ross, 2B Brock Holt and C Sandy Leon were offered contracts Friday, Dec. 2. All six players are eligible for arbitration this offseason.

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Red Sox | Fernando Abad added to roster

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:36:23 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Fernando Abad was added to the active roster Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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Red Sox | Boston adds Fernando Abad

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:35:30 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Fernando Abad was acquired by the Boston Red Sox Monday, Aug. 1, according to sources.

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Twins | Kevin Jepsen out as closer

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 23:21:10 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Kevin Jepsen will be removed from the closer role in the "short term," manager Paul Molitor said Wednesday, June 8. Jepsen has been scored upon in five of his past 11 appearances, and he's 2-5 with a 6.17 ERA in 25 appearances on the season. Molitor said RPs Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad could see ninth-inning duties.

Fantasy Tip: Abad is having a great year with a 0.87 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and just over a strikeout per inning. The 30-year-old has no closing experience at this level, and he's a lefty, which could present matchup issues in the ninth. Kintzler has a 2.30 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP, but he doesn't possess the swing-and-miss stuff you'd like in a closer. However, he already has one save, and he might have the edge over the lefty. Whichever way the team goes, it's expected to be short-lived. Glen Perkins (shoulder) appears to be close to a rehab assignment, and he has a clear path back to his job if he doesn't suffer a setback. If he was dropped in your league, grab and stash him. Abad isn't a bad option for ratios, but Kintzler might be the guy for those desperate for saves. However, bad memories of Ryan Franklin ensue. For Jepsen owners, he appears to have run his course of fantasy viability for now. Unless Perkins suffers a setback, Jepsen's value plummets to AL-only depth.

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Twins | Trevor May being scaled back

Tue, 24 May 2016 15:11:50 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Trevor May has been struggling as the setup man, so manager Paul Molitor said he plans to use RPs Brandon Kintzler and Fernando Abad late in games to take some stress off of May.

Fantasy Tip: May was lights out in April and was gaining steam for a shot at saves with Glen Perkins on the DL and Kevin Jepsen shaky in the ninth. However, an absolutely brutal stretch from May 13 up until last night has changed things. May has allowed 10 earned runs and 14 hits in just 3 1/3 innings in that span. Now he'll pitch in less stressful situations. With Perkins nearing a return, it looks like May's window is closing in order to make an impression for long-term closing duties. If you have more pressing needs in deeper leagues, don't be afraid to cut May loose for now.

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Athletics | Fernando Abad avoids arbitration

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:54:45 -0800

Oakland Athletics RP Fernando Abad avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal Friday, Jan. 23.

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Athletics | Back to closer-by-committee?

Wed, 14 May 2014 13:29:53 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle hadn't allowed a run in his last seven outings, and he had 13 strikeouts in that span over 8 1/3 innings entering the game Tuesday, May 13. "He certainly has the stuff to do it," manager Bob Melvin said of Doolittle as potential closer, "but he's so good coming in with guys on base." Doolittle recorded his second save after RP Fernando Abad walked a hitter in the ninth Monday, May 12. Melvin said it appears the team has gone back to a closer-by-committee situation after trying to get RP Jim Johnson back in the closer role. Melvin said that Johnson just isn't there yet.

Fantasy Tip: Doolittle was likely dropped by his previous owners in most leagues. If you have the room and could use some potential save chances, to go along with nice peripherals, grab him now.

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Athletics | Sean Doolittle nails down save

Tue, 13 May 2014 07:35:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Sean Doolittle pitched a perfect ninth inning and struck out two for his second save Monday, May 12.

Fantasy Tip: RPs Fernando Abad and Jim Johnson were ineffective when they opened the ninth inning. They combined for two runs on two hits and a walk without retiring a batter. Doolittle appears to have the clear path to save chances.

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