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Red Sox get Abad from Twins to bolster bullpen

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Boston Red Sox president Dave Dombroski added a much-needed left-handed reliever to his bullpen, acquiring Fernando Abad from the Minnesota Twins for minor-league right-hander Pat Light, both clubs announced Monday.

Abad, who is under control through the 2017 season, owns a 2.65 ERA and 1.20 WHIP across 34 innings this season, striking out 29. The 30-year-old has held left-handed hitters to a .163/.192/.265 slash line with one home run in 52 plate appearances.

The Red Sox currently have Robbie Ross Jr. and Tommy Layne as left-handers in the bullpen, though the latter will likely lose his spot to Abad.

Light was selected in the first round of the 2012 draft. The 25-year-old owns a 2.32 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 36 strikeouts across 31 innings with Triple-A Pawtucket.

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