Anthony Bass RP HOU 8 Days

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.

Anthony Bass RP HOU 4 Months

Astros optioned RHP Anthony Bass to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Bass allowed 10 earned runs over nine relief innings after being activated from the DL earlier this month. He should get another chance later this season.

Anthony Bass RP HOU 5 Months

Astros activated RHP Anthony Bass from the 15-day disabled list.

Bass has been out since May 11 with a right intercostal strain, but he was cleared to return after getting through a two-inning rehab appearance at Low-A Quad Cities on Sunday with no issues. He might be eased back in initially but should eventually return to a setup role.

Anthony Bass RP HOU 5 Months

Anthony Bass (intercostal) is expected be activated from the disabled list on Thursday.

Bass got through a two-inning rehab appearance at Low-A Quad Cities on Sunday with no issues. The reliever has been out since May 11 with a right intercostal strain. "He had a good outing, and right now we feel like he's probably very close," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. "He's going to be down for a few days after pitching [Sunday] night. We'll probably make a decision either later today or [Tuesday] about exactly what to do with Bass, but we're encouraged by what we saw yesterday."

Anthony Bass RP HOU 5 Months

Anthony Bass (intercostal) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday with High-A Quad Cities.

Bass has been sidelined for a little over five weeks with a right intercostal strain. He should rejoin the Astros before the end of the month if all goes well.

Anthony Bass RP HOU 5 Months

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday that Anthony Bass (intercostal) will go out on a rehab assignment "soon."

Bass threw a simulated game Monday in his latest progression from an intercostal strain. "Bass is going to go out on a rehab assignment soon," Luhnow said. "It will be the first of the guys to come back. Hopefully that will go well so we can get him back before the end of the month."

Anthony Bass RP HOU 6 Months

Astros assistant general manager David Stearns said Monday that he is hopeful Anthony Bass (intercostal) will be able to return before the All-Star break.

Bass has been out for a month with a right intercostal strain. He's not close to going out on a minor league rehab assignment, so the window is closing for him to join the Astros before the second half.

Anthony Bass RP HOU 7 Months

Astros placed RHP Anthony Bass on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 11 with a right intercostal strain.

It's not clear at this point how long Bass will be sidelined. The reliever has recorded a pair of saves this season for the Astros, but the last one came on April 12. Josh Fields has replaced him on the roster.

Anthony Bass RP HOU 8 Months

Anthony Bass earned his second save of the year Saturday in the Astros' 6-5 defeat of the Rangers.

The Astros first tried to lock up the victory with Kevin Chapman, but he allowed a game-tying home run to Michael Choice in the bottom of the ninth inning. Bass came on in the bottom of the 10th and was able to seal the deal. Houston is using a true committee at closer.

Anthony Bass RP HOU 8 Months

Anthony Bass got one out in relief of Josh Fields for his second career save Thursday against the Jays.

Bass made things harder on himself, throwing away a comebacker for what would have been the final out of the game and allowing a run to score. However, he got another grounder afterwards to end it with the game being 6-4. Bass was called on tonight in large part because Matt Albers was off on paternity leave. He's not much of a threat for future saves.