Bastardo, Phillies avoid arbitration
The Phillies and lefthander Antonio Bastardo settled on a one-year, $2 million contract to avoid arbitration.
Bastardo, 28, had asked for $2.5 million and the Phillies submitted a $1.675 salary figure. They settled for just below the midpoint of $2.09 million.
Bastardo earned $1.4 million in 2013 but forfeited nearly $500,000 during his 50-game suspension for his ties to the Biogenesis scandal. The reliever had a 2.32 ERA in 48 games.
Outfielder Ben Revere is the team's only remaining unsigned arbitration-eligible player.