Fernando Antonio Abad, a Dominican professional baseball player, plies his trade as a baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). He was born on December 17, 1985 in La Romana, Dominican Republic.
He was snapped up by Houston Astros as an amateur free agent back in 2002. He later started his professional career when he pitched for Dominican Summer Astros in 2006. He followed that with appearance for Greeneville Astros and Tri-city Valley Cats. He also pitched for Lexington Legends and Lancaster Jethawks in during 2008 and 2009. The year 2009 also marked the appearance for Corpus Christi Hooks.
He was finally awarded a debut in Major League Baseball in July 28, 2010.
- He signed a minor league contract with Washington Nationals in 2002 but was called up to big leagues when Ryan Matheus was on the disabled list.
- Washington Nationals traded him for minor league outfielder John Wooten from Oakland Athletics.
- It was in 2015, that he signed a minor league contract with Minnesota Twins.
- Minnesota Twins traded Abad for Pat Light from Boston Red Sox in 2016.
- His pitching style features four-seam fastball (94-97 mph), a sinker (92-95 mph), a curveball (78-83 mph) and finally a changeup (75-79 mph).
- He uses sinker and changeup against right-handed hitters while the left-handed hitters are welcomed with four-seamer and curveball.
|Occupation: Professional Baseball Player
Date of Birth: December 17, 1985
Age (As of 2016): 30 years
Place of Born: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Height in m: 1.85 m
Height in ft: 6 ft 1 inches
Height in cm: 185 cm
Weight in kg: 99.8 kg approx.
Weight in the pound: 220 lbs.
Net Worth: Unknown
Salary: $ 507,500 (2016)
Nationality: Dominican Republic
|Contracted- Signed by Houston Astros as an amateur free agent in 2002.|
|MLB Debut-July 28, 2010|
|Debut MLB Team: Houston Astros|
|Agents: Praver-Shapiro Spts. Mgmt.|
(through August 26, 2016)
|Earned run average||3.64|