Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:30:58 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies have tendered contracts to RP Antonio Bastardo, SP Kyle Kendrick, OF John Mayberry Jr. and OF Ben Revere.
Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:24:34 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies have reinstated RP Antonio Bastardo from the restricted list, even though he is not with the team in Atlanta. In a corresponding move, SP Kyle Kendrick (shoulder) has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:30:32 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo is under team control in 2014, and the team will have decisions to make next season. Did performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) help his performance that much? "Fortunately for us, we have him under control, so we can make those decisions," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday, Aug. 6. "If he stays in the arbitration process, the arbitrator will decide what salary he gets if we can't find something to come to a conclusion on. We have to take everything into account - whether he can still be an effective pitcher and try to make the right decisions on him."
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:26:28 -0700
Major League Baseball announced that Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
Fantasy Tip: If you were stashing Bastardo in a deep mixed league or NL-only league in hopes that the Phils would trade Jonathan Papelbon, you can obviously forget about that. Paps is unlikely to be dealt, but if he is, there isn't really an arm worth speculating on in the Philly bullpen to take over for saves.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:44:22 -0700
Major League Baseball announced the 12 names of those that will accept 50-game suspensions for their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal: Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz, Detroit Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta, Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo, New York Mets INF Jordany Valdespin, San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera, New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli, Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero, New York Mets OF Cesar Puello, Houston Astros RP Sergio Escalona, free-agent RP Fautino De Los Santos (Padres), free-agent RP Jordan Norberto (Athletics) and New York Yankees OF Fernando Martinez.
Fantasy Tip: These players will all miss the rest of the season, but it's unknown if any of them will play in postseason games if their team is eligible. You can safely drop all of these guys in single-year formats.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 17:02:23 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder) was diagnosed with three tears in his shoulder - two to his labrum and one in his rotator cuff - and he could need surgery that would likely keep him out for the rest of the year. Adams hasn't decided on surgery yet, but either way, he probably won't pitch again this season. "It's not going to heal," Adams said. "Maybe I can do some stuff to get the other muscles to take over and strengthen and hold everything else intact." If he doesn't have surgery, he'll need four to six weeks of rehab followed by a throwing program of at least six weeks.
Fantasy Tip: You can go ahead and drop Adams if you own him in cavernous mixed or NL-only leagues. In the event Jonathan Papelbon is traded this summer, Antonio Bastardo now looks like the overwhelming option to take over the closing duties.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 13:49:21 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon (stomach) was unable to pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, June 2, because of a stomach illness. RP Antonio Bastardo was called upon to record the save.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 10:17:43 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies are expected to open the season with a seven-man bullpen. RPs Jonathan Papelbon, Mike Adams, Antonio Bastardo and Chad Durbin are locks to make the 25-man roster, leaving seven pitchers in camp to battle for the final three spots. RPs Phillippe Aumont, Jeremy Horst, Michael Stutes and Raul Valdes, along with non-roster invitee Ps Aaron Cook, Rodrigo Lopez and Zach Miner, will compete for those spots.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:39:06 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies avoided arbitration with RP Antonio Bastardo Friday, Jan. 18, by agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million deal.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:53:13 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo was one of 133 players to file for salary arbitration and the only Phillie to do so. Bastardo is expected to be the Phils' primary southpaw setup reliever next season after posting a 4.33 ERA in 65 games in 2013.