Antonio Bastardo RP PHI 6 Months

Phillies and LHP Antonio Bastardo avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2 million contract.

Bastardo requested $2.5 million and was offered $1.675 million from the Phillies when arbitration figures were exchanged last week. The two sides found a middle ground on Tuesday evening. Bastardo will be back in a setup role for Philadelphia this season after sitting out the final 50 games of the 2013 campaign on a PED suspension.

Antonio Bastardo RP PHI 7 Months

Antonio Bastardo requested $2.5 million and was offered $1.675 million from the Phillies when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 28-year-old southpaw missed the final 50 games of the 2013 season due to a suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. It's not fully clear what his role will be upon his return to the team, but there's a chance he could return to being second in line for saves behind closer Jonathan Papelbon.

Antonio Bastardo RP PHI 10 Months

Phillies activated LHP Antonio Bastardo from the restricted list.

Bastardo's PED suspension is up, but he's not with the team. It's a procedural move made simply in order to put him back on the 40-man roster.

Antonio Bastardo RP PHI 12 Months

Antonio Bastardo has accepted a 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension from MLB.

Bastardo is one of the newest names connected to Biogenesis, as his name wasn't floated publicly in regard to the scandal until FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal passed along the news. The 27-year-old left-hander has a 2.32 ERA and 47/21 K/BB ratio over 42 2/3 innings this season, but he won't pitch again until 2014. The 27-year-old will be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.

Antonio Bastardo RP PHI May 24 '13

Antonio Bastardo has a 2.35 ERA through 19 appearances despite a mediocre 1.43 WHIP.

Bastardo has also blown two saves. He's punching out 4.6 less hitters per nine innings then he did last year, when he had a poor 4.33 ERA, and he's allowing more hits and walks. If Bastardo doesn't become more stingy with base runners, his peripherals will begin to wreak havoc on his ERA.

Antonio Bastardo RP PHI Jan 18 '13

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.

Antonio Bastardo RP PHI Jun 21 '12

Antonio Bastardo tossed a scoreless inning Wednesday in the Phillies' 7-6 defeat of the Rockies.

Bastardo hadn't pitched in six days due to a cut above his left eye, which he suffered in a weight room accident. The righty has a 2.42 ERA in 22 1/3 innings this year.

Antonio Bastardo RP PHI Jun 21 '12

Antonio Bastardo returned to action on Wednesday June 20.

Antonio Bastardo RP PHI Jun 16 '12

Antonio Bastardo is not expected to be available Saturday.

Bastardo is currently sidelined due to a cut above his left eye which was suffered as a result of a self-inflicted weight room injury. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said that Bastardo could miss multiple games due to swelling and possible infection.

Antonio Bastardo RP PHI Mar 30 '12

Slowed by forearm tightness for much of the spring, Antonio Bastardo said he "finally had some life in his arm" against the Yankees on Friday.

Bastardo through a perfect 1 1/3 innings, sending down Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez in order. He'll pitch again on Saturday.