Phillies sign pitcher Bastardo for 1 year

Jan. 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo reportedly has agreed to a $1.4 million one-year contract with the Philadelpha Phillies.

The 27-year-old left-hander was 2-5 for the Phillies last season. He is 12-9 with a 4.02 ERA in a 160-game major league career.

The Philadelphia Inquirer said the agreement avoided salary arbitration for Bastardo.

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