Anthony Bass RP SEA 4 months ago

Bass will play in Japan in 2016, Baseball America reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He was traded to the Mariners during the offseason, but was then released from his contract to pursue playing overseas. He signed a contract with the Nippon Ham Fighters, and will not pitch in the big leagues this season.

Anthony Bass RP SEA 5 months ago

Bass was released by the Mariners on Thursday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bass initiated the release in hopes of finding a better opportunity on a team in Japan. He was expected to provide depth in the Mariners' bullpen, but his spot on the 40-man roster is now vacant. As a Ranger last season, Bass put up a 4.50 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 45 strikeouts in 64 innings.

Anthony Bass RP SEA 6 months ago

Bass was traded from the Rangers to the Mariners on Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bass will provide the Mariners with some depth out of the bullpen as an additional piece of a trade that centered around Leonys Martin and Tom Wilhelmsen. In 64 innings with the Rangers last season, the 28-year-old posted a 4.50 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 45 strikeouts.

Anthony Bass RP SEA 1 year ago

Bass could be in line to start Wednesday against the Angels, TR Sullivan of reports.

Bass took over and pitched five innings following Derek Holland's injury and could fill in as his replacement in the rotation. It's still possible Bass is needed out of the bullpen either Monday or Tuesday, so no official announcement on Wednesday's starter has been made yet.

Anthony Bass RP SEA 1 year ago

Bass gave up one run on four hits over five innings in Friday's game after starter Derek Holland left with a shoulder injury following the first inning.

He was remarkably efficient in the long relief outing, turning 63 pitches into 15 outs and minimizing the impact of Holland's early exit on the rest of the Texas bullpen. Considering that he would be on regular rest for Holland's next turn in the rotation, Bass may be a candidate for at least a spot start depending on how the Rangers want to address the vacancy. It's expected that Holland will miss at least six weeks with the injury.

Anthony Bass RP SEA 1 year ago

Bass made the Opening Day roster, John Blake of the Rangers' official website reports.

Bass will likely work as a long reliever, having failed to win a spot in the starting rotation. He has plenty of experience in such a role, and while he doesn't offer much upside, Bass could be the organization's first choice to make a spot start this season.

Anthony Bass RP SEA 1 year ago

Bass retired just two of the 11 hitters he faced during his start Friday.

The game was played in San Antonio, complete with a 275-foot line in right field, but the odd field dimensions had nothing to do with Bass' poor performance. He remains in competition for one of two open rotation spots, but outings like this one could eliminate him in short order.

Anthony Bass RP SEA 1 year ago

Bass signed a minor league deal with the Rangers on Thursday, Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest reports.

Bass spent last season with the Astros, splitting time between the big league club and Triple-A Oklahoma City. He struggled in the majors, posting a 6.33 ERA, a regression from his 5.36 ERA in 42.0 innings for the Padres in 2013. Bass will likely begin the season in Triple-A in hopes of working his way into a call-up at some point.

Anthony Bass RP SEA 1 year ago

Bass has elected free agency after the Astros outrighted him to Triple-A Oklahoma City, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Bass has struggled in the majors the past two seasons, posting a 5.36 ERA in 2013 and a 6.33 ERA in 2014 in 21 games. Some teams should have interest in signing him, but he may not get a spot on a big league roster out of spring training.

Anthony Bass RP SEA 2 years ago

The Astros outrighted Bass to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.

Bass has appeared in at least 20 big league games in four straight seasons, but he gave up 19 earned runs in 27 innings out of the Astros' bullpen last season, so the team decided to take him off the 40-man roster. He could still get a chance to compete for a bullpen job during spring training, either with the Astros or another team.