Report: Antonio Bastardo Among Players Receiving 50-Game Suspension for Biogenesis Involvement

Report: Antonio Bastardo Among Players Receiving 50-Game Suspension for Biogenesis Involvement
August 5, 2013, 12:44 pm
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According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, Philadelphia Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo is among the players MLB will suspend 50 games for their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Rosenthal says that Bastardo will accept the 50-game suspension.

Among players accepting 50-game suspensions: #Rangers’ Cruz, #Tigers’ Peralta, #Phlllies’ Bastardo, #Mets’ Valdespin, #Padres’ Cabrera.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 5, 2013

This tweet summed up my feelings on the matter quite nicely:

The Phillies bullpen is the last place I would expect a PED user to be.

— Jerry Gaul (@jerry_gaul) August 5, 2013

Bastardo was having a solid year with a 2.32 ERA being the lowest of his career but his SO/9 and SO/BB rates were down and he's been handing out plenty of free passes per usual. Looks like a crappy bullpen will get even crappier.

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