Phillies, Antonio Bastardo Agree To Contract


The Phillies can cross one more arbitration-eligible player off of their list.  The Phillies agreed to 2014 contract terms with left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo today, reports  Bastardo will receive $2 million for his first arbitration year.

During the exchange of contract numbers, Bastardo requested $2.5 million while the Phillies offered $1.675 million.   The two sides agreed at a figure just under the midpoint that was just under of $2.1 million.

Kudos to MLB Tradrumors' Matt Swartz who predicted that Bastardo would get $2 million in 2014.  Now that Bastardo's case is settled, the Phillies only have to work out a 2014 contract with outfielder Ben Revere.

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