According to CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, lefty set-up man Antonio Bastardo is the name he hears the most popping up in trade rumors.
A scoreless eighth for Antonio Bastardo. He’s the Phillie that I’ve heard most trade buzz about. Friendly contract
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) July 10, 2014
Bastardo, 28, makes $2 million this year and has one more year of team control available. Bastardo is on pace to hit a career-high in innings pitched and appearances while improving his strikeout rate by about one K per inning pitched and lowering his WHIP back under his career average.