3:45pm: Abad will earn a $1.25MM salary if he makes the Mets, and he’ll have a chance at another $650K in incentives, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag.
2:32pm: The Mets have signed left-handed reliever Fernando Abad to a minor league contract, Tim Healey of Newsday tweets. Abad came available when the NL East rival Phillies released him Wednesday. He’ll go to minor league camp with his new team, per Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News.
A veteran of the Astros, Nationals, Athletics, Twins and Red Sox, the 32-year-old Abad has logged a 3.65 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in 317 2/3 innings since debuting in 2010. He has held same-sided hitters to a .237/.287/.383 batting line along the way, including a .224/.288/.438 showing in Boston last season.