The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad from Triple-A Rochester.
Abad, 30, appeared in 10 games for the Twins this spring posting a 2.61 ERA (10.1 IP, 3 ER). The left-hander signed as a minor league free agent in December after spending the last two seasons with the Oakland Athletics.
Abad has a career 3.72 ERA (227.1 IP, 94 ER) over 258 games with the Houston Astros, Washington Nationals and Oakland.
Parker Hageman scouted Abad over at Twins Daily and explains how he was tipping pitches last year. “The Twins seem confident that they can fix Abad,” he writes. “In addition to eliminating his pitch tipping potential, Abad has one of the game’s best left-handed change-ups that can be harnessed.”
The Twins Opening Day roster on Monday, April 4th in Baltimore will include 12 pitchers and 13 position players.[Minnesota Twins, Twins Daily]