ANTONIO BASTARDO RUMORS

5 Observations From the Rangers Series

With the first series of the season in the books, let’s look back on some things that caught my eye. 1. Antonio Bastardo- Antonio Bastardo was used in the 8th inning of the first two games of the series and was very successful. In 2.1 innings pitched, Bastardo struck out two while walking one. Most importantly, he looked comfortable on the mound, utilizing all of his pitches. With...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Bastardo on PED use: 'I made a mistake'

Antonio Bastardo didn’t hide from it. He didn’t make excuses. “I made a mistake,” the Phillies' reliever said after the first workout of the spring Thursday. Bastardo ended last season serving a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s rules against performance-enhancing drugs. Though he never tested positive, he accepted the suspension without appeal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Can the bullpen be fixed?

Following the 2011 season the Philadelphia Phillies looked to be set at the bullpen.  Antonio Bastardo and Michael Stutes both had breakout years and the team brought in Johnathan Papelbon, making him the highest paid reliever in history.  That was not the case though as the bullpen has been one of the biggest holes on the team the last two years.  Whether it is Chad Qualls or...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Avoid Arbitration with Antonio Bastardo

Lost in the excitement of the Bobby Abreu signing today was the Phillies coming to terms with left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo on a $2 million, one-year contract. Bastardo, 27, is the Phillies all-time leader in K/9 IP and ranks eleventh in that stat among relievers from 2011 through 2013. Despite missing the final 50 games of the 2013 season with a PED suspension, Bastardo...
Via Phillies Nation
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies, LHP Antonio Bastardo agree to contract

The Philadelphia Phillies and left-hander Antonio Bastardo have agreed to a $2 million, one-year deal, avoiding arbitration. Bastardo was 3-2 with a 2.32 ERA and two saves in 48 relief appearances last year before he was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis drug case. Bastardo had asked for $2.5 million in arbitration, while the Phillies offered $1,675...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Player Review: Antonio Bastardo

It has been a wild ride for Antonio Bastardo over the past three seasons. In 2011, Bastardo had a first half for the ages. On July 15 of that year, the lefty had a 0.79 ERA and had gone 13 straight appearances without giving up an earned run. He was unhittable. But his unhittability would taper off a bit, finishing the year with a 2.64 ERA and ultra-impressive 0.93 WHIP. A silly...
Via Phillies Nation
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Philadelphia Phillies Preview: Antonio Bastardo

Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo. Summary:  Antonio Bastardo established himself as a major league relief pitcher in 2011 when in 64 games he posted a 6-1 record with a 2.64 ERA. Bastardo struggled at times in 2012 as the Phillies used...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bastardo Inks One-Year Deal with Phillies

Bastardo had his ups and downs in 2012. The Phillies and Antonio Bastardo came to an agreement on a one-year, $1.4 million deal, avoiding arbitration. He was the last remaining player on the roster that was arbitration eligible. It was Bastardo’s first year eligible. The 27-year old had a rough year in 2012, even though he struck out 81 batters in 52 innings. His 4.33 ERA in 65...
Via Phillies Nation
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Analyzing The Phillies: Antonio Bastardo

Categories: BREAKING NEWS News PhilliesTags: Antonio BastardoPhillies2012 Expectations Big things were expected from Antonio Bastardo following his breakout year in 2011. Bastardo had put together a 6-1 record with a 2.64 ERA along with eight saves. Even though he began to perform poorly at the end of the season, the Phillies were counting on the lefthander to once again be a...
Via GCobb.com
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Antonio Bastardo fought a squat machine, and the squat machine won

Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo was unavailable to pitch on Friday night, and he has a bizarre reason why. Bastardo apparently was ticked off after allowing three runs (two charged to starter Cole Hamels) in relief against the Twins on Wednesday. The reliever took out his frustration on a squat machine, and Philly.com’s Matt Gelb says the squat machine “returned the favor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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