The Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports the Phillies have traded relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Joely Rodriguez.
Bastardo, 29, pitched in 67 games for the Phillies in 2014 going 5-7 with a 3.94 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. In six seasons with the Phillies, Bastardo was 20-18 with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP in 275 career games.
Rodriguez, 23, is a 6'1", 200 lbs. left-hander who pitched in 30 games (21 starts) for Double-A Altoona in 2014 going 6-11 with a 4.84 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. He signed with the Pirates as a 17-year-old free agent out of the Domincan Republic in 2009. He was named Arizona Fall League pitcher of the week for week No. 3.
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