Abad signed with the Yankees on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The terms of the deal have yet to be released, but it's likely to be a minor-league deal as Abad has thrown just 13 big-league innings over the last two seasons. He'd signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals back in December but was let go by the team last Friday.
Abad was released by the Nationals on Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. The veteran southpaw was included in the team's initial 60-player pool in late June, but he was never officially cleared to participate at camp. Abad tested positive for COVID-19 and has now completed his quarantine, but the team opted to move on. He posted a 4.15 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB across 13 innings with the Giants last year.
Abad has been named to the Nationals' 60-man player pool, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports. The veteran left-hander had been in camp with the Nats back in the spring as an NRI, striking out two batters in 2.1 scoreless Grapefruit League innings before play was suspended. Abad still isn't on the 40-man roster, but he could see big-league action at some point this season if the club needs bullpen reinforcements.
Abad signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Abad's option was declined by the Giants in early November, but he will work in the Nationals' organization in 2020. Given the southpaw's past major-league experience, the deal presumably includes an invitation to spring training. The 34-year-old recorded a 4.15 ERA with a 0.92 WHIP over 13 innings in 2019.
The Giants declined Abad's club option for 2020 on Saturday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Abad joined the Giants on a minor-league deal in February and didn't make his way to the majors until mid-August. The veteran southpaw had a 4.15 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB over 13 innings as he now returns to free agency.
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