Fernando Abad to split closing duties for Twins

by Chris Zolli | Giants Correspondent | Thu, Jun 9th 8:29am EDT

Kevin Jepsen was removed as the Twins' closer and Fernando Abad and Brandon Kintzler will split the duties for the time being. Kintzler got the save on Wednesday night, his first career save, and Abad has never saved a game either. Abad has a 0.87 ERA and 1.02 WHIP this season. (Adam Ronis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Abad has struck out 21 batters in 20 2/3 innings with a sub-1.00 ERA, so he is a decent pick up at a minimum. His upside is limited, though, as the Twins are not a very good team, he will split the duties with Kintzler, and should cede the roll to Glen Perkins when he returns. Perkins did have a setback in his injury, though, and Abad is worth a shot for both the Twins and fantasy teams in need of saves.

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