Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:53:49 -0700
Atlanta Braves OF Mallex Smith (thumb) was removed from the game in the seventh inning Sunday, June 19, against the New York Mets after being struck on the left thumb by a pitch from RP Antonio Bastardo. Smith is in the process of undergoing X-rays to determine the severity of the injury.
Fantasy Tip: Expect another update shortly. Smith recently took over the leadoff spot and has been running like a man possessed over the last week, stealing six bases over his last seven games. Ender Inciarte is most likely candidate to replace the 23-year-old speedster atop the order should he be forced to miss some time. Owners in need of a boost in steals should scoop up Smith if they can, assuming this injury isn't too serious.
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 19:18:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Antonio Bastardo earned his first save of the season against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, July 8. He walked one and struck out two in one scoreless inning of work.
Fantasy Tip: Bastardo closed the game because Mark Melancon, who leads the majors with 28 saves, had pitched in four of the team's previous six contests.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 09:41:22 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Antonio Bastardo avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $3.1 million deal Friday, Jan. 16.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:05:05 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies acquired P Joely Rodriguez from the Pittsburgh Pirates for RP Antonio Bastardo Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:57:24 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired RP Antonio Bastardo from the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, Dec. 10, according to sources.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:41:09 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo is close to being dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to sources.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:08:39 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo is receiving interest from the Pittsburgh Pirates, and a market for the lefty reliever is heating up, according to a source.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:31:44 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies could have $20 million in payroll room to spend this offseason, which could net them a major signing or a few mid-level to minor players. The amount could go higher if SP A.J. Burnett declines his $12.75 million option and players like RP Antonio Bastardo and OF Domonic Brown are dealt.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:36:25 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown and RP Antonio Bastardo may be placed on the trade block this offseason.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:36:18 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo was not dealt at the trade deadline but could be this winter. The Phillies must tender Bastardo a contract through arbitration, and they will do that. But Bastardo, who is making $2 million in 2014, could earn a raise that puts him between $3 million and $4 million next season.