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Brian Bass | Relief Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/6/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Phillies signed RHP Brian Bass to a minor league contract.
Bass put up an ugly 5.56 ERA and 46/34 K/BB ratio over 77 2/3 innings last year at Triple-A for the Astros. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010 and is merely organizational filler. Fri, Jan 25, 2013 10:32:00 AM

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Astros signed RHP Brian Bass to a minor league contract.

Bass had been pitching in Korea. He'll join Triple-A Oklahoma City's rotation on Wednesday.
Sun, May 27, 2012 03:35:00 PM

According to Naver Sports, right-hander Brian Bass has signed a contract with the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization.

The story was passed along by MyKBO.net. Bass, who turned 30 earlier this month, posted a 3.81 ERA and 105/56 K/BB ratio over 158 1/3 innings as a starter with Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the Phillies' organization last season. He has a 5.16 ERA over 183 innings in the majors between the Orioles, Twins and Pirates.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 09:58:00 PM

Phillies reassigned Brian Bass to their minor league camp.

Also reassigned were RHPs Eddie Bonine, Andrew Carpenter and Michael Schwimer and LHP Ryan Feierabend, among others. Bass, Bonine and Feierabend were brought in over the offseason on minor league deals, while Carpenter was designated for assignment last month.
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 12:48:00 PM

Phillies signed RHP Brian Bass to a minor league contract.

Bass also receives an invite to major league spring training. The 29-year-old right-hander spent most of the 2010 season with Triple-A Indianapolis in the Pirates organization, posting a 3.26 ERA and 53/23 K/BB ratio over 69 innings. He has a 5.16 ERA over 101 major league appearances, including a 12.27 ERA in four games with the Pirates last season. He's unlikely to make the major league roster.
Thu, Jan 6, 2011 01:21:00 PM

Pirates sent RHP Brian Bass outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The 28-year-old Bass was designated for assignment by the Bucs last week and made it through waivers without drawing much interest. He posted a 12.27 ERA in four big-league appearances this season.
Thu, Sep 16, 2010 11:03:00 PM

Pirates designated RHP Brian Bass for assignment.

Bass was cleared to make room for Chris Leroux on the 40-man roster. The 28-year-old right-hander has a 12.27 ERA in four appearances with the Pirates this season. He won't be missed.
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 02:38:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Brian Bass from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Bass, 28, allowed nine earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of relief for the Bucs earlier this season. He'll be used only in low-pressure situations.
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 08:18:00 AM

Pirates designated RHP Brian Bass for assignment.

Bass, 28, spent about two weeks in the majors and put up a 12.79 ERA and 2.68 WHIP in three relief appearances. He was dumped in order to make room for the return of Monday's starter Ross Ohlendorf.
Mon, May 10, 2010 03:50:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Brian Bass from Triple-A Indianapolis.

The former Oriole offers the Pirates some flexibility in that he has both started and pitched in relief. Bass has a 4.87 career ERA and a WHIP of 1.588 in 175 2/3 professional innings.
Sun, Apr 25, 2010 12:59:00 PM

Pirates signed RHP Brian Bass to a minor league contract.

Bass was non-tendered by the Orioles in early December after posing a 4.90 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP in 48 relief appearances during the season. The 28-year-old has issues with command -- he posted a 54/44 K/BB ratio in '09 -- but there's a chance the Bucs will find some use for him this year. Pittsburgh also signed catcher Luke Carlin and outfielder Brian Myrow to minor league contracts.
Tue, Jan 12, 2010 11:52:00 AM

Orioles non-tendered RHP Brian Bass.

Bass, who turns 28 in January, posted a 4.90 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in 48 relief appearances with Baltimore last season. Unless he improves his command -- Bass posted a 54/44 K/BB ratio over 86 innings in '09 -- he'll keep finding himself unemployed.
Sat, Dec 12, 2009 06:02:00 PM

Brian Bass pitched three innings and allowed two runs -- one earned -- in three innings Sunday in the Orioles' 6-2 defeat of the Red Sox.

Bass has given up five runs -- three earned -- in 9 2/3 innings this spring. There wouldn't seem to be any upside here at all, but he remains in the running for a spot in Baltimore's rotation.
Sun, Mar 15, 2009 05:31:00 PM

Brian Bass picked up a win in a rain-shortened game after allowing one run in six innings against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

For the second day in a row, the game was called in the seventh inning. Bass pitched into the sixth inning for the first time in four starts with the Orioles. He allowed 11 earned runs in 21 innings for his new team, and he finished with a 4.84 ERA in 89 1/3 innings for the Twins and Orioles combined. The Orioles now have to decide whether it will be worth keeping him on the 40-man roster this winter.
Sat, Sep 27, 2008 11:15:00 PM

The Orioles have chosen Brian Bass to start over Brian Burres against the Jays on Saturday.

Baltimore already knows what Burres can do, but the team has to decide whether Bass will be worth keeping around this winter. As a result, it makes sense to give the inferior pitcher the start.
Sat, Sep 27, 2008 01:01:00 AM

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PosRoleName
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2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Reid Brignac
LF1Domonic Brown
2John Mayberry
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Marlon Byrd
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PosRoleName
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2Cole Hamels
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4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Phillippe Aumont
9Cesar Jimenez