It’s Abad’s 30th birthday today, so it’s dual cause for celebration in his household. Last season was far from Abad’s best, so he’ll look to rebound and restore his value in 2016. The left-hander appeared in 62 games for the A’s last season, pitching to a 4.15 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9. In the year prior, however, Abad posted a 1.57 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9.
Abad’s 5.50 FIP in 2015 was even gloomier than his ERA, and he was hit exceptionally hard by left-handers, yielding a .277/.315/.545 batting line to same-handed hitters in 2015. MLBTR projected Abad to earn $1.5MM through arbitration, but Oakland instead decided to designate him for assignment in late November.
As shown in the MLBTR Agency Database, Abad is a client of Magnus Sports.