Abad gave up a run on three hits in one inning in Saturday's 9-3 loss versus Boston.
The southpaw remains inconsistent in a low-leverage role, as he's allowed four runs (three earned) across 5.1 innings in September. Overall, Abad owns a 6.75 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 9:7 K:BB in 13.1 innings. He's added just one hold and is unlikely to see much more than mop-up duty for the rest of the year.
Abad allowed a run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning during Sunday's 8-7 win over the Yankees.
The 35-year-old allowed an inherited runner to score before finishing the fifth inning. Abad also allowed a single to Gleyber Torres in the sixth, and he scored on a Gary Sanchez two-run home run off Marcos Diplan. Through 8.2 innings with Baltimore this year, Abad has surrendered eight runs with a 6:5 K:BB. He's likely set for low-leverage work for the remainder of the season, as he's shown little consistency in a limited sample.
Abad allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out three over 3.1 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
The southpaw covered the most innings of the five pitchers Baltimore used to get through the high-scoring contest. It was the first time in four appearances Abad was able to keep runs off the board, as he's yielded seven runs in seven innings since he was brought up from Triple-A Norfolk.
Abad had his contract selected by the Orioles on Sunday.
Abad joined Baltimore on a minor-league deal over the winter and will receive his first big-league opportunity since 2019. The veteran lefty appeared in 26 games for Triple-A Norfolk and posted a 4.26 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 27:6 K:BB over 25.1 innings.
Abad was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Abad joined the Orioles on a minor-league deal in December and made six relief appearances during Grapefruit League play. The southpaw posted a 13.50 ERA and 2.81 WHIP in 5.1 innings and will now join the minor-league camp with less than a week remaining until the regular season.
Abad signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Abad drew interest from the Orioles last winter, but he ultimately signed with the Nationals and failed to appear in the majors while working with Washington and the Yankees. The 34-year-old made 21 relief appearances for the Giants in 2019, posting a 4.15 ERA and 0.92 WHIP over 13.0 innings.
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.
Abad retired both of the batters he faced while striking out one in a 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
The veteran southpaw teamed up with Jandel Gustave to hold the line in the eighth inning and bridge the gap to closer Will Smith. With Tony Watson (wrist) getting a couple days off, Abad has been filling in as the Giants' left-handed setup man. Watson's wrist injury isn't considered serious, so expect Abad to get bumped back down a peg on the bullpen pecking order soon.
Abad had his contract selected from Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Abad will join the big-league bullpen for the first time all season after posting a combined 2.70 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 55:5 K:BB in 50 innings with Sacramento and Double-A Richmond. The lefty hasn't pitched in the majors since 2017, though he owns a serviceable 3.65 ERA across parts of eight seasons (317.2 innings). To clear room on the roster for Abad, Aramis Garcia was sent to the minors while Kyle Barraclough was designated for assignment.
Abad (suspension) signed a minor-league deal with the Giants on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
The veteran lefty didn't pitch in the big leagues last season but owns a 3.65 ERA across eight major-league seasons. He'll be ineligible to pitch until midseason while serving an 80-game suspension after testing positive for Stanozolol.
Abad was handed an 80-game suspension due to the use of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
Since Abad is currently a free agent, this ban won't kick in until he signs with an organization, which is unlikely to occur after this announcement. The 32-year-old appeared in 48 games for the Red Sox in 2017, but failed to latch on with the Phillies after spending a majority of spring training with the club earlier this year.
Abad never actually came to terms with the Mets on a minor-league contract, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
A press release stated that Abad came to terms with New York at the end of March, but that deal apparently never came to fruition. It's unclear whether he's still close to a deal with the team or not, but for now, he'll remain a free agent. Abad produced a 3.30 ERA in 48 appearances with the Red Sox last season.
Abad agreed to a minor-league deal with the Mets on Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Abad will link up with the Mets just days after being released by the Phillies. The veteran reliever spent his 2017 season with the Red Sox, compiling a 3.30 ERA and 37:14 K:BB over 43.2 innings. He'll report to Mets minor-league camp and will likely kick off the season with Triple-A Las Vegas. He's a candidate to be promoted for bullpen reinforcement during the regular season.
Abad was released by the Phillies on Wednesday.
Abad joined the organization just over a month ago on a minor-league pact that included an invitation to spring training. He will now look to latch on with a new club after a solid campaign with Boston in 2017 (3.30 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 43.2 innings of relief).
Abad signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies on Saturday that includes an invite to spring training, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The 32-year-old southpaw logged a 3.30 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in 43.2 innings last season with the Red Sox, so it's a little surprising he had to settle for a minor-league deal, although there may be incentives if he makes the roster out of camp. The only lefty on the roster currently projected to make the big-league bullpen is Adam Morgan, so Abad has a legitimate chance to break camp with the Phillies and pitch in mid-to-low-leverage situations this season.
Abad pitched two-thirds of an inning and walked a batter in Sunday's matchup with the Reds.
The 31-year-old left-hander has accrued a 2.93 ERA across 43 innings this season with the Red Sox, improving from a 3.66 ERA in 2016. Despite these solid numbers, Abad is near the back of the bullpen and has pitched mainly in low-leverage situations (33.2 of his 43 innings). He will see very few opportunities as the season ends and the Red Sox make their playoff run.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/01||@ TOR||L 4-6||0.1||2||0||0||0|
|09/26||vs TEX||L 4-7||1.0||2||1||0||0|
|09/24||vs TEX||L 5-8||1.1||0||0||0||1|
|09/22||@ PHI||L 3-4||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|09/21||@ PHI||L 2-3||0.2||1||0||0||0|
|09/18||@ BOS||L 3-9||1.0||3||1||0||0|
|09/16||vs NYY||W 3-2||0.1||1||0||1||0|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AAA-Round Rock Express||6.0||5||0||0||0||0||0||9||2||5||1.50||1.167|
|2010||AA-Corpus Christi Hooks||39.0||14||4||0||4||3||0||33||6||48||2.54||1.385|
|2011||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||30.0||29||0||0||2||3||0||31||6||32||4.80||1.267|
|2012||AAA-Oklahoma City Redhaw||27.2||13||3||0||2||0||2||28||7||33||3.97||1.471|
|2019||AAX-Richmond Flying Squi||6.0||3||0||0||1||0||0||6||1||3||0.00||0.667|
|2019||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||44.0||38||0||0||2||3||13||49||4||49||3.07||1.204|