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Anthony Bass | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Apr 13 - 5:35 PM

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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.
Apr 10 - 7:00 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.
Apr 5 - 3:08 PM

Anthony Bass was obliterated by the Dodgers in Friday's Cactus League start, allowing eight runs (six earned) on six hits and a walk in just 2/3 of an inning.

Two of the six hits left the yard in the form of home runs from Yasiel Puig and Matt Carson. Bass has been in the running for a spot at the back end of the Rangers starting rotation, though this rough outing is certain to hurt his chances.
Mar 21 - 2:33 PM

Anthony Bass held the Padres scoreless over 3 1/3 innings in Saturday's start.

Bass is competing for a job at the back of the Rangers' rotation and has done well for himself thus far, having also thrown two scoreless innings against the Indians on Sunday. He limited the Padres to three hits while walking none and striking out three.
Mar 14 - 6:57 PM

Anthony Bass twirled a pair of scoreless innings Sunday as the Rangers defeated the Indians 8-7.

Bass doesn't have much of a chance to make the Rangers' 25-man roster, but he would serve as depth throughout the season. He was outrighted off the Astros' 40-man roster on in November after posting a 6.33 ERA in 27 innings during the season.
Mar 8 - 9:14 PM

Rangers signed RHP Anthony Bass to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Bass elected to become a free agent after being outrighted off the Astros' 40-man roster late last month. The 27-year-old posted an ugly 6.33 ERA over 21 appearances at the major league level this past season. He'll provide some bullpen depth.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 05:27:00 PM

Anthony Bass has elected to become a free agent.

Bass was outrighted off the Astros' 40-man roster late last month. The 27-year-old had an ugly 6.33 ERA over 21 appearances at the major league level this past season and will hope to latch on elsewhere.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Astros sent RHP Anthony Bass outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Bass posted a 6.33 ERA over 21 relief appearances for the Astros this past season.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 07:52:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 04:15:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 11:05:00 AM

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."
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 10:20:00 PM

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.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 12:32:00 PM

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."
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 06:45:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 09:27:00 AM

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