Baseball The National League champion Mets have agreed to a two-year deal with relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo worth $12 million, according to .com.Bastardo was one of the most consistent relievers in baseball last year. He finished the season 4-1 with 2.98 ERA and 1.13 WHIP for the Pirates.

  MORE: Franchise moves: fateful eight team relocationsThe Mets possess one of the best pitching staffs in . But it's a young rotation, so adding a veteran like Bastardo should help ease manager Terry Collins' mind when he decides to take out his starters early in the season. MORE: Orioles, Astros reportedly interested in Yovani GallardoBastardo, 30, will likely pitch in the seventh and eighth innings depending on the situation.

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