|Jan. 21 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET18:37 ET23:37 GMT7:37 CST4:37 PM MST6:37 PM EST7:07 PM VEN3:37 UAE (+1)5:37 PM CT-The Philadelphia Phillies and left-hander Antonio Bastardo have agreed to a $2 million, one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.
Analysis: 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. The 28-year-old Bastardo is 15-11 with a 3.65 ERA and 11 saves in 208 career games, including five starts.
|Aug. 8 7:54 AM PT8:54 AM MT9:54 AM CT10:54 AM ET10:54 ET14:54 GMT22:54 CST7:54 AM MST9:54 AM EST10:24 AM VEN18:54 UAE9:54 AM CT-Bastardo has been suspended 50 games for violating Major League Baseball's drug program.
Analysis: The suspension was announced Monday.
|Aug. 5 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 CST11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT-Bastardo is among 12 players who accepted 50-game penalties from Major League Baseball on Monday as part of its Biogenesis drug investigation, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
Analysis: Bastardo has been one of the stalwarts in the Philadelphia bullpen in the past few seasons, topping 60 appearances in 2011 and 2012. He was 3-2 with two saves and a 2.32 ERA in 48 games this season. The ERA was the best by a Phillies pitcher with at least 11 appearances.