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59 Antonio Bastardo RP
Height/Weight: 5-11/198 | Birthdate: 9/21/1985 | Birthplace: Hato Mayor, DR | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Pittsburgh | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $1,400,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Pirates RP Antonio Bastardo snags first save of season


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) The overwork of closer Mark Melancon gave Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo a shot to close Wednesday against San Diego - and he cashed in for his first save of the year.

Bastardo allowed a walk to open the ninth before retiring the last three, including Melvin Upton and Will Middlebrooks on strikeouts.

Melancon had pitched in four games over the last six days.


Pirates' Antonio Bastardo settles down after rough start to season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo continues to lower his ERA after it reached 5.56 on May 23. The left-hander has allowed just one run in his last seven relief appearances, lowering his season ERA to 3.86.

Bastardo, who threw two scoreless innings Sunday at Washington, has five strikeouts in his last 7 1/3 innings, including two against the Nationals. He has allowed just four hits in his last seven outings and hasn't walked a batter in his last eight appearances. He issued five walks in his first 10 1/3 innings.


Pirates activate Antonio Bastardo, send down Bobby LaFromboise


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) The Pirates reinstated relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo from paternity leave and sent Bobby LaFromboise back to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Bastardo has a 6.43 ERA with nine strikeouts and four walks in seven innings of work this season.

Pirates pitcher Antonio Bastardo placed on paternity list


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Pirates relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo has been placed on the paternity list, the team announced Monday.

Pittsburgh recalled pitcher Bobby LaFromboise from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move. Bastardo has a 6.43 ERA with nine strikeouts and four walks in seven innings of work this season.


Pirates' Antonio Bastardo looking for better numbers in 2015


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Pirates reliever Antonio Bastardo is hoping for better numbers in 2015, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Though Bastardo's number were actually fairly solid, he didn't see things that way. "My season last year was the kind of season, fighting season, that you have if you have struggle days," he said. While he finished with a 3.94 ERA, Bastardo is setting his goals higher for 2015. "My goal was to keep [my ERA] under 3.00."

Pitching coach Ray Searage thinks he can help Bastardo post better numbers this year. Searage watched tape of Bastardo, and determined that his landing foot plays a big role in his success. "We want to make sure that that landing foot lands firm, stays on it, keeps his head online and everything comes out real easy because he's got good stuff," Searage said.

The 29-year-old posted a 3.94 ERA over 64 innings last season. He's expected to open the season as a key member of the Pirates bullpen. 


Pirates RP Antonio Bastardo set to make $3.1 million in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Pirates and reliever Antonio Bastardo avoided arbitration Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $3.1 million contract, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Bastardo, who is in his final year of arbitration and will be a free agent after the 2015 season, made $2.0 million in 2014.

The Pirates acquired Bastardo in a December trade with the Phillies. He is 20-18 with a 3.72 ERA and 11 saves in six MLB seasons.


Pirates acquire Antonio Bastardo from the Phillies


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) The Pirates have acquired Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. FoxSports.com initially reported the two sides were close to a deal.

The 29-year-old Bastardo posted a 3.94 ERA over 64 innings last season. Bastardo is eligible for arbitration, and will be a free-agent at the end of the year. The Pirates will send minor-league pitcher Joely Rodriguez in the deal, according to the New York Post.


Report: Red Sox in talks to acquire Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(12/9/2014) The Red Sox are in discussions to acquire Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo for infield prospect Sean Coyle, reports CSNNE.com. Bastardo, 29, would give Boston a lefty reliever after it failed to bring back Andrew Miller, the report noted.

Bastardo went 5-7 with a 3.94 ERA in 64 innings last season, fanning 81 batters and walking 34.


Report: Phillies to offer contracts to Brown, Bastardo, Revere


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Phillies are expected to offer contracts to Domonic Brown, Antonio Bastardo and Ben Revere, according to MLB.com

All three players are eligible for salary arbitration. The team has until 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday to extend an offer to the group. If the Phillies do not offer a contract to these players, they would become free agents. All three players are expected to play a role on the club in 2015, so keeping them around shouldn't come as a surprise. 


Report: Blue Jays have asked Phillies about Hamels, Utley, Bastardo


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) The Blue Jays have called the Phillies to inquire about starting pitcher Cole Hamels, second baseman Chase Utley and left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo, according to the Toronto Sun.

Utley has a full no-trade clause in his contract, while Hamels has a limited no-trade clause and has only 20 teams on that list, which includes the Blue Jays. Bastardo is arbitration eligible and won't be a free agent until next offseason.


Antonio Bastardo stuck with loss Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo was hit with a loss Saturday, giving up one earned run on two hits in one inning of work while striking out one in his team's 6-5 defeat against the Giants.

Bastardo (5-7) pitched a clean seventh inning but gave up a leadoff triple in the eighth before coming out of the game, and that runner turned out to be the difference in the game. Bastardo has taken the loss in three of his last four appearances, and he owns a 4.64 ERA and 65:29 K:BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings.


Antonio Bastardo struggles in loss vs. Angels


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo was stuck with a loss Tuesday, giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits and one walk while recording just one out in his team's 7-2 defeat against the Angels.

Bastardo (5-6) was charged with putting out a fire in the sixth inning with his team up 2-1 and a runner on first with one out. Instead, he opened the floodgates and ultimately watched seven runs cross the plate in all in the sixth. Bastardo owns a 4.56 ERA and 64:29 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings.


Antonio Bastaro takes extra-innings loss vs. Mets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo was charged with a loss Saturday, allowing one earned run on three hits and one walk in his team's 2-1, 11-inning defeat against the Mets.

Bastardo (5-5) gave up the decisive run in the 11th inning and was removed with the bases still loaded and only one out, but the next pitcher in did a good job of keeping the deficit at one run. Unfortunately for the Phillies, the offense couldn't get that run back in the bottom half of the inning. Bastardo owns a 3.96 ERA and 62:27 K:BB ratio in 50 innings.


Antonio Bastardo believes trade from Phillies would help career


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Phillies southpaw reliever Antonio Bastardo is apparently antsy to be shipped elsewhere. He believes the team does not need three lefty specialists out of the bullpen. He is also not happy where he is.

"I think for my career, I should be somewhere else," he told the Philadelphia Daily News. "If there was a team interested in me, I could be part of a team and ... help more. Be more in the game, stuff like that. Help them, and it could help me in my career. I'm moving forward not to be a mop-up guy in the game. I just like to be in the [biggest] spot that I can get."

Bastardo has displayed control problems this season, which has resulted in a mediocre 3.88 ERA despite him having given up just 31 hits in 48 2/3 innings.


Source: Phillies place several players on revocable waivers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) The Phillies placed several players on revocable trade waivers Saturday, including starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, reliever Antonio Bastardo, first baseman Ryan Howard, starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick and starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez, a source told FOX Sports.

However, FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal pointed out that nearly all players go on waivers in August. The players that clear waivers can be traded. The players claimed can be pulled back or traded/awarded to claiming team.


Antonio Bastardo blasted for four runs in 10th-inning loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo was stuck with a loss Saturday, giving up four earned runs on three hits and one walk in one inning of work as his team suffered a 10-6 loss to the Diamondbacks in 10 innings.

Bastardo (4-4) had worked a clean July before giving up a run on a home run Friday. He managed to do much worse Saturday, giving up a sacrifice fly to put Arizona up 7-6 before the reliever allowed a three-run home run. Bastardo owns a 4.17 ERA and 53:25 K:BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings.


Report: Tigers keeping tabs on Antonio Bastardo, Jonathan Papelbon


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) The Tigers are keeping tabs on Phillies left-hander Antonio Bastardo and closer Jonathan Papelbon, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

Bastardo owns a 3.30 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP and 53:24 K:BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings of relief. Papelbon has converted 23 of 25 saves, with a 1.17 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP in 38 1/3 innings this season.

Report: Tigers show interest in Antonio Bastardo


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) The Tigers have shown interest in Phillies left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo, FOXSports.com reports.

The Tigers are continuing to monitor several options to boost the bullpen, and the 38-year-old Bastardo may come with a relatively affordable sticker price in trade discussions. He owns a 3.38 ERA and 51:24 K:BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings.


Angels shopping for bullpen help


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) The Angels are looking to add one or two arms to help solidify the back end of the team's bullpen, with Padres pitchers Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit, Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon and Antonio Bastardo and Athletics pitcher Jim Johnson of interest to the team, MLB.com reports.

"This is by far the most talent we've had in the bullpen since I've been here, the most depth -- we just haven't been able to figure out how to get it on a consistent roll yet," general manager Jerry Dipoto said, though he wouldn't comment on specific targets. "There are pieces here that are very functional in getting to a good bullpen, and I believe that we'll get there. But we are going to have to address some of that in July and help this group out."

The Angels have received spotty play from former ninth-inning man Ernesto Frieri this season, and they'd like to bring a southpaw aboard so that Hector Santiago has the flexibility to move to the rotation if needed. Expect the Angels to keep cropping up in reliever trade rumors over the next month-plus.


Antonio Bastardo picks up relief win in extras


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo struck out and worked his way past a hit in two scoreless frames for the win in extras against the Braves in Atlanta. Bastardo moved to 4-3 on the season, with a 2.94 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 33 2/3 innings of relief.

Antonio Bastardo takes loss in 14-inning game Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo was hung with a loss Saturday after giving up one earned run on one hit and two walks in one inning of work as his team fell to the Mets, 5-4, in 14 innings.

Bastardo (3-3) issued a walk to begin the top of the 14th inning, and added an intentional walk after the leadoff hitter was advanced to second base on a sacrifice. The reliever got the next batter to pop out, but David Wright delivered an RBI single to bring the decisive run home. Bastardo owns a 3.86 ERA and 31:20 K:BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings.


Phillies bullpen can't get job done with closer unavailable


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) The Phillies took a 4-1 lead into the ninth inning Sunday against the Mets, which would usually be a situation for closer Jonathan Papelbon to enter the game. However, he was unavailable after pitching Friday and Saturday, and the bullpen couldn't hold a three-run lead.

Antonio Bastardo allowed a leadoff double to Eric Young in the bottom of the ninth before Daniel Murphy parked a two-run homer over the right-field wall. Bastardo was lifted after allowing a one-out double to Chris Young.

Starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez entered the game and allowed a line-drive single to Bobby Abreu. Young moved up to third base. He would then score on Juan Lagares' slow roller to shortstop. Hernandez finished off the inning with a strikeout of Anthony Recker, but the game was tied and headed into extra innings.

The Mets eventually won the game in the bottom of the 11th inning on a walk-off single from Ruben Tejada.


Antonio Bastardo takes loss vs. Blue Jays Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo was hit with a loss Tuesday, giving up one earned run on two hits while pitching the 10th inning in his team's 6-5 loss to the Phillies.

Bastardo (3-2) gave up two singles to open the 10th inning then surrendered a sacrifice fly to watch the eventual winning run cross the plate. He owns a 3.77 ERA and 16:10 K:BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings.


Antonio Bastardo stuck with loss Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo was hit with the loss Wednesday, giving up three runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk while pitching one inning in his team's 9-4 loss to the Brewers.

Bastardo walked the first batter he faced, and that runner would come around to score after a stolen base, a sacrifice bunt and an error. After recording another out, Bastardo hit a batter before serving up a two-run triple. He had pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings going into Wednesday's game, and the eighth-inning triple was the first hit he allowed this season.


Antonio Bastardo gets $2 million contract


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) The Phillies announced Tuesday they agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with reliever Antonio Bastardo, avoiding arbitration.