Oakland Athletics closer Fernando Abad (56) celebrates the final out with teammate catcher Josh Phegley (19) after a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, June 24, 2015.
Oakland Athletics closer Fernando Abad (56) celebrates the final out with teammate catcher Josh Phegley (19) after a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. LM Otero AP
Oakland Athletics closer Fernando Abad (56) celebrates the final out with teammate catcher Josh Phegley (19) after a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. LM Otero AP

A’s Melvin encouraged by left-hander Abad’s recent outings

July 22, 2015 06:49 PM

UPDATED July 23, 2015 07:16 AM

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