Antonio Bastardo
RP FA
4 months ago

The Pirates released Bastardo after designating him for assignment Saturday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander has allowed 15 earned runs in nine innings and has experienced a precipitous dropoff from his past years of success.

Antonio Bastardo
RP FA
4 months ago

Bastardo was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Saturday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bastardo was recently reinstated from the DL (quadriceps), but allowed two earned runs in one inning of action against the Cubs on Friday. The left-hander has been having the worst season of his career thus far, albeit brief, with 15 earned runs in nine innings of work. He was a solid option out of the bullpen two years ago, and could latch on with a contender if anyone if willing to take a chance on the 31-year-old. In a corresponding move, Phil Gosselin was recalled to the big leagues prior to Saturday's game.

Antonio Bastardo
RP FA
5 months ago

Bastardo (quadriceps) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bastardo is finally healthy enough to rejoin the Pirates' bullpen after nearly a two-month stay on the disabled list. He held a 16.20 ERA and 5:7 K:BB in 6.2 innings of relief before landing on the DL, so he'll likely start out working lower-leverage innings. Jacob Stallings was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

Antonio Bastardo
RP FA
6 months 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.

Antonio Bastardo
RP FA
7 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.

Antonio Bastardo
RP FA
7 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.

Antonio Bastardo
RP FA
8 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.

Antonio Bastardo
RP FA
1 year 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.

Antonio Bastardo
RP FA
1 year 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.

Antonio Bastardo
RP FA
1 year 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.