The Oakland A’s outrighted left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad and outfielder Craig Gentry to Triple-A Nashville, the club announced on Monday. Both players were designated for assignment Nov. 20 and cleared outright waivers on Monday.
Abad compiled a 4.15 ERA in a team-leading 62 relief appearances with Oakland last year after logging a 1.57 ERA in his first season with the A’s in 2014. He allowed a career-high 11 home runs and matched his high by walking 19 batters.
Gentry was on the A’s Opening Day roster but got off to a slow start and ended up spending most of the season at Triple-A Nashville. He batted .120 with two triples and three RBI in 26 games over three stints with Oakland and .256 with five home runs and 25 RBI in 101 games with the Sounds.
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