A's agree to terms with LHP Fernando Abad on a one-year contract
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad on a one-year contract for the 2015 season, the club announced today.
Abad posted a 1.57 ERA and allowed just 13.2% (5-of-38) of inherited runners to score in a career-high 69 appearances in his first full season in the majors last year with Oakland. He ranked third among American League relievers in percentage of inherited runners scored, fifth in ERA and seventh in opponents slugging percentage (.253). The 29-year-old left-hander allowed a .175 opponents batting average, including .162 against right-handed hitters.
The A's have two remaining players eligible for arbitration including Tyler Clippard and Jarrod Parker.