Antonio Bastardo RP PIT Oct 29 '78
Phillies avoided arbitration with LHP Antonio Bastardo by agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.
It's the first year of arbitration eligibility for Bastardo, who could earn more through award bonuses. The left-hander has posted a nice 3.44 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 12.4 K/9 rate over the lat two years for the Phillies. He'll help set up for Jonathan Papelbon again in 2013.