The Washington Post

The left-handed reliever has stumbled of late against left-handed batters.

One small move this winter has been, so far, a resounding and unheralded success: the signing of left-hander Abad.

The Nationals manager has struggled to find roles every reliever in the bullpen and he feels it may have affected performances.

The Nationals signed the 27-year-old lefty coming off of a bad year to a minor league deal and he has already turned heads.