Antonio Francisco Bastardo Rafael
- Bats Right , Throws Left
- Height 5' 11" , Weight 195 lb.
- High School Liceo Sor Ana Nolan
- Debut June 2, 2009
- Final Game July 7, 2017
On August 5, 2013, Bastardo accepted a 50-game suspension from MLB as a result of the Biogenesis Laboratories scandal. On December 20, 2014, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in return for Joely Rodriguez. He had a very solid 2015 season with the Bucs, going 4-1, 2.98 in 66 games with a save as part of an excellent bullpen. In 57 1/3 innings, he allowed only 39 hits and walked 26 while striking out 64. He also pitched a scoreless inning in a losing cause in the Wild Card Game against the Chicago Cubs. He became a free agent after the season and, on January 22, 2016, he signed a two-year contract with the New York Mets for $12 million. After pitching 41 times for the Mets with no decisions and 46 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings, he was traded back to Pittsburgh on August 1st. Ironically, the player coming the other way was Jon Niese, who was being repatriated by the Mets after four months in Pittsburgh. A year and change after his final big league appearance, Bastardo received a 140 game PED pop after testing positive for stanozolol. He had been released during spring training by Arizona.