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CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 09: Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants participates in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field on July 09, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - JULY 09: Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants participates in the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field on July 09, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 18: Relief pitcher Fernando Abad #50 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 18, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 18: Relief pitcher Fernando Abad #50 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 18, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

RP Fernando Abad

2018 Stats: 21 G, 8 HLD, 4.15 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 3 BB, 9 K, 13.0 IP

Veteran left-hander Fernando Abad spent most of the season dominating hitters in the upper levels of the minors.

After signing a minor league deal during the offseason, the 33-year-old saved 13 games and posted a 2.70 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with a terrific 55-to-5 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 50 innings of work.

He was finally called up in mid-August to bolster a bullpen that was depleted by the team’s trade deadline dealings, and he was a steady option down the stretch.

While there’s a chance he could find his way back to San Francisco, he’ll likely try to use his bounce-back performance to secure an MLB deal this time around.

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