Pedro Astacio
48-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Pedro Astacio in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Became a free agent in October 2005. Signed a one year deal with the Nationals in February 2006. Released by the Nationals in October of 2006. Signed to a minor league deal by the Nationals in March 2007.
PWashington Nationals  
March 20, 2007
The Nationals signed Astacio to a minor league contract on Monday.
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He'll start the season at Triple-A, but should factor into the team's rotation down the line if he can demonstrate he's got anything left in the tank.
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Signed by San Diego to a minor league deal after being released midseason by Texas, Astacio performed fairly well in 12 starts at pitcher-friendly Petco Park. He filed for free agency and will likely end up back in Triple-A or as a staff swingman in 2006.
Astacio spent most of last season rehabbing his shoulder after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. He wasn't able to get too much work in a September call-up for Boston in 2004, so he will be somewhat of a mystery heading into 2005. He'll likely land on some team in need of a back-of-the-rotation starter.
The shoulder injury that cut short Astacio's 2001 season and may have played a part In his 2-8 record to close out his 2002 campaign reared its ugly head in 2003, shutting Astacio down for the year after making only seven starts. Astacio had surgery in June to repair a torn labrum in the front of his pitching shoulder and as of our press date, he was still an unsigned free agent. Astacio will probably sign an incentive-laden contract due to his injury woes, but could be a sleeper if fully healthy.
Astacio's earned his nickname, “The Mule”, for his ability to carry the load and rack up the innings. Coming back from injury in 2002, he pitched 191 innings and compiled a 12-11 record with a 4.79 ERA, and had a strikeout-to-walk ratio that was nearly 2.5/1. However, he may have tired at the end of the year, when he went 2-8 in his last 10 decisions. He's a solid third or fourth starter for your team.
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PFree Agent  
October 3, 2006
The Nationals released Astacio (forearm) Tuesday, the Nationals’ official site reports.
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PWashington Nationals  
September 27, 2006
Astacio left Wednesday's start against the Phillies with tightness in his forearm.
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PWashington Nationals  
August 15, 2006
Astacio tossed a two-hit shutout against Atlanta on Tuesday. He did not issue a walk and struck out five.
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PWashington Nationals  
July 16, 2006
Astacio gave up five runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in Saturday's loss to Pittsburgh.
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PWashington Nationals  
July 4, 2006
Astacio allowed just one run over five innings of work on Monday to pick up his first win of the season.
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