Phillies avoid arbitration with Bastardo

The Sports NetworkJanuary 21, 2014 

Philadelphia, PA ( - The Philadelphia Phillies avoided arbitration with left-hander Antonio Bastardo on Tuesday, agreeing to a $2 million deal with the reliever.

Bastardo, who had been seeking $2.5 million, was 3-2 last season with a pair of saves and a 2.32 ERA in 48 relief appearances before being suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for his part in the Biogenesis scandal.

The 28-year-old Dominican is 15-11 lifetime with 11 saves and a 3.65 ERA in 208 games (5 starts).

Outfielder Ben Revere is the only remaining arbitration player for the Phillies, who had a busy day on Tuesday, agreeing to minor league deals with both outfielder Bobby Abreu and reliever Chad Gaudin.

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