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Anthony Bass | Relief Pitcher | #45

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Wayne State (MI)
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (0) / SD
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers signed RHP Anthony Bass to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The 29-year-old pitched overseas in 2016, compiling a 3.65 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 71/47 K/BB ratio over 103 2/3 innings with the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan. He has the ability to start and pitch out of the bullpen and will provide valuable depth and versatility for the Rangers. Feb 11 - 12:04 PM

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According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, the Rangers have reached an agreement on a deal with Anthony Bass.

Presumably, it'll be a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. With the ability to start and pitch out of the bullpen, Bass could prove to be a valuable depth signing to have around.
Feb 10 - 10:19 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports that Anthony Bass is closing in on a deal with a major league club.

Cotillo notes that the Orioles, Tigers and Rangers have expressed some levels of interest this winter. Bass spent the 2016 season in Japan where he posted a 3.65 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 71/47 K/BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings.
Feb 10 - 10:03 PM

Jason Beck of the Detroit Free Press reports that Anthony Bass has been talking to five or six big league clubs, including the Tigers.

Bass is looking for a job as a starting pitcher, but is also willing to pitch out of the bullpen depending on the situation. The 29-year-old spent the 2016 season pitching for the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan, registering a 3.65 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 71/47 K/BB ratio over 103 2/3 innings.
Jan 14 - 1:47 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, free agent Anthony Bass "has multiple offers in hand."

Cotillo's source claims Bass "may command a major league deal," though that sounds like typical agent-speak. The 29-year-old right-hander posted a 3.65 ERA, 1.437 WHIP, and 71/47 K/BB ratio in 103 2/3 innings (14 starts, 23 relief appearances) last season for the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan. He had a 4.50 ERA in 64 innings of relief with the Rangers in 2015.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are showing interest in Anthony Bass.

Bass, 29, held a 3.65 ERA over 37 appearances -- 14 starts -- in Japan this past season and has decided to return to the states. It's unclear whether he'll be able to net a guaranteed contract.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 02:02:00 PM

Anthony Bass wants to return to the majors after spending this past season with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan.

Bass, 29, posted a 3.65 ERA over 37 appearances -- 14 starts -- in Japan this past season. The owner of a 4.40 ERA over 278 1/3 career major league innings, Bass will likely have to settle for a minor league contract.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 09:54:00 PM

Anthony Bass is signing with Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of the Japanese Pacific League.

Bass was released earlier Thursday to pursue a deal with the Japanese club. The 28-year-old owns a 4.40 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over 278 1/3 career MLB innings.
Thu, Jan 7, 2016 07:30:00 PM

Mariners released RHP Anthony Bass.

Bass has an opportunity to pitch in Japan and the Mariners will let him pursue that more-financially-lucrative dream. Seattle acquired the 28-year-old right-hander from the Rangers in mid-November as part of the Leonys Martin trade. Bass owns an underwhelming 4.40 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 6.0 K/9 in 278 1/3 career major league frames.
Thu, Jan 7, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Right-hander Anthony Bass moved from Texas to Seattle in Monday's five-player deal.

Bass had a 4.50 ERA in 64 innings as a low-leverage reliever in the Texas pen last year. How low leverage? Well, he didn't have a single win, loss, save or hold all year long. He'll compete for one of the final spots in the Seattle bullpen.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 06:09:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Anthony Bass from Triple-A Round Rock.

Bass owns a 4.35 ERA and 38/14 K/BB ratio over 51 2/3 innings this season. He'll operate in middle relief.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 04:49:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Anthony Bass to Triple-A Round Rock.

Bass has really struggled this month with a 5.23 ERA. Phil Klein has taken his spot in the bullpen.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Anthony Bass could start on Wednesday against the Angels.

It's possible he'll be needed in relief before then, and if that happens the Rangers would need an alternate plan. Bass doesn't figure to be a long-term solution in Derek Holland's (shoulder) absence, as they could give Wandy Rodriguez or Anthony Ranaudo a shot.
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 05:35:00 PM

Anthony Bass did a tremendous job in long relief on Friday, allowing one run on four hits over five innings of work against the Astros.

Bass was called upon in the second inning after Derek Holland departed with an injury, and did his part to keep the Rangers in the ballgame. In the event that Holland requires a trip to the disabled list, it's likely that Bass would be the one to fill his vacancy and could derive some value in AL-only formats.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 07:00:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Anthony Bass from Triple-A Round Rock.

The Rangers had been hoping to trade for a left-handed reliever to take Bass' spot, but they were unable to do so. Bass held a 5.79 ERA this spring and will work in middle relief.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 03:08:00 PM

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