By Jason Shetler
On Friday, Indianapolis Indians broadcaster Howard Kellman mentioned that Antonio Bastardo is scheduled to pitch one inning for the Indians on Saturday. According to John Dreker of Pirates Prospects, Bastardo threw two innings down at Pirate City on Monday.
After pitching well for the Pirates in 2015, Bastardo signed a two-year deal with the New York Mets prior to last season. The 31-year-old lefty was traded back to the Pirates at the deadline in exchange for Jon Niese.
Bastardo has had an awful start to this season, posting a 16.20 ERA, along with a Fielding Independent Pitching of 12.47 in six appearances. He was placed on the disabled list April 25th due to a left quad strain.