10DAntonio Bastardo
RP PIT
1 month ago

Bastardo (quadriceps) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bastardo has apparently progressed through his throwing program without any issues, so he'll head to Indianapolis. The Pirates haven't specified a length for Bastardo's rehab assignment, though they'll likely give the 31-year-old ample time to find his form given the 16.20 ERA and 3.30 WHIP he compiled with the big club across 6.2 innings before hitting the DL.

10DAntonio Bastardo
RP PIT
2 months ago

Bastardo was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a left quad strain, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bastardo was off to a brutal start to the season, allowing an earned run in each of his first six appearances (6.2 innings) to bring his ERA up to 16.20 for the season. Johnny Barbato was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to replace Bastardo on the roster in a corresponding move, and will likely head to the bullpen in his place. A firmer timetable for his return should be available in the coming days. Given his early struggles, it remains unclear if Bastardo will resume his place in the bullpen upon activation.

10DAntonio Bastardo
RP PIT
2 months ago

Bastardo gave up one run on three hits and a walk in two innings Monday, striking out a pair of Cincinnati batters.

EDGE Analysis

He extended his streak to three games for surrendering an opponent home run, this time getting tagged by Scooter Gennett. Bastardo is likely living on borrowed time in the Pittsburgh bullpen. He's allowed six hits, three walks and five runs in 3.1 innings. The Pirates are paying half of his $6 million-plus salary, but his ineffectiveness could lead the team to release him without improvement.

10DAntonio Bastardo
RP PIT
3 months ago

Bastardo walked two batters, then gave up the game-winning homer to Boston's Sandy Leon in the 12th inning Wednesday. He recorded just a single out.

EDGE Analysis

This was certainly not the start the veteran lefty was looking to get off to, especially considering that he's coming off a campaign that saw him set all the wrong sorts of career highs. Those struggles have seen Bastardo removed from a high-leverage role in the Pittsburgh bullpen, which will cut into his accumulation of holds -- his one real source of potential fantasy value.

10DAntonio Bastardo
RP PIT
11 months ago

Bastardo is expected to pitch mostly in the seventh inning of games for Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Bucs had Felipe Rivero penned for the seventh inning when they traded for him last week. In the end, both southpaws will likely find plenty of work -- given the Pirates' shaky rotation.

10DAntonio Bastardo
RP PIT
11 months ago

Bastardo will head back to the Pirates as the Mets acquired Jon Niese, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bastardo, who pitched for the Pirates in 2015, will head back and join the Pittsburgh bullpen. In 43.2 innings in 2016, Bastardo has struggled, compiling a 4.74 ERA. Last season with the Pirates, Bastardo was fantastic, posting a 2.98 ERA and .188 batting average against.

10DAntonio Bastardo
RP PIT
12 months ago

Bastardo's struggles continued Sunday, as he allowed three runs without recording an out. In his last 13 games since May 18, Bastardo had surrendered 14 earned runs in his last 12.1 innings.

EDGE Analysis

Bastardo was signed this off-season to a two-year, $12 million deal to serve as a set-up man for Jeurys Familia. Following Sunday's debacle, Bastardo now has. 5.46 ERA and will likely be relegated to mop-up duty for a while.

10DAntonio Bastardo
RP PIT
1 year ago

Bastardo fired a scoreless inning, allowing a hit and a walk in Tuesday's matchup with Los Angeles.

EDGE Analysis

Bastardo holds a 1.46 ERA over his last 11 appearances and has racked up five holds during that span. The 30-year-old also holds a 2.30 ERA on the season along with a 11.49 K/9 ratio. As long as the lefty continues to limit runs and strike out batters, he should remain a focal point of the Mets' bullpen during 2016.

10DAntonio Bastardo
RP PIT
1 year ago

Bastardo tossed a scoreless eighth inning Saturday, his second straight day of action for the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Bastardo, signed to a two-year, $12 million deal this offseason by the Mets, had a rough spring training. He opened the season down the Mets' bullpen depth chart, though he was acquired to set up Jeurys Familia. Bastardo tossed a scoreless ninth in Friday's 7-1 blowout but saw his first action in a tight game Saturday. These two solid outings could move him back up the bullpen pecking order.

10DAntonio Bastardo
RP PIT
1 year ago

Bastardo's rough spring continued Thursday, as he allowed a run in two innings, the NY Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pitching coach Dan Warthen said after the game that he believes Bastardo has been "over-rotating with the baseball" which affects his velocity and the movement on his pitches. Whatever the cause, Bastardo has a 7.00 ERA and just a bit more than a week to resolve the problem.