The former member of the Boston Red Sox is on the road to a comeback after spending all of 2022 in the minor leagues.
Colorado Rockies Signed lefty reliever Fernando Abbado According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post on Monday to a minor league deal with an invitation to off-roster spring training, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post.
The 37-year-old was acquired by former Red Sox President Dave Dombrowski at the 2016 Major League Baseball trade deadline.
The deal was a one-for-one exchange with the Minnesota Twins and cost Red Sox pundit Pat Wright from Boston’s former flamethrower.
Abbado got off to a rough start in Boston, but remained on the roster for the 2017 season and was very productive.
The journeyman, wearing a Red Sox uniform, posted a 3.99 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP on a 49-to-22 strike-to-walk ratio in 56 1/3 innings.
Abad won’t be numbered on the right field deck, but despite battling adversity in his first few months as a member of the Red Sox, he has become a reliable member of the 2017 bullpen.
The southpaw spent last season with the Seattle Mariners before making his final MLB appearance with the Baltimore Orioles in 2021.
He posted a 5.60 ERA on a 10-for-7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in the O’s 17 2/3 innings.
Now part of the Rockies organization, he is looking to revive his career like former Red Sox closer Daniel Byrd.
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