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Anthony Bass | Relief Pitcher | #60

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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Anthony Bass has elected free agency.
The veteran right-hander posted a 14.29 ERA in his 5 2/3 innings with the Rangers this season. With the ability to both start and pitch out of the bullpen, he should be able to find a new gig this winter. Oct 21 - 2:52 PM

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Rangers sent RHP Anthony Bass outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Bass cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. He owns a 14.29 ERA in 5 2/3 innings at the big league level this season.
Sep 3 - 2:47 PM

Rangers designated RHP Anthony Bass for assignment.

The 29-year-old hurler had been toiling at Triple-A Round Rock, but was removed from the 40-man roster to clear a spot for Miguel Gonzalez who was acquired from the White Sox at the deadline. Bass owns a 14.29 ERA in 5 2/3 innings at the big league level this season. He'll likely pass through waivers unclaimed and continue to function as depth for the Rangers.
Sep 1 - 1:10 AM

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

Bass was lit up for three earned runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief Wednesday against the Astros. He has a 14.29 ERA in 5 2/3 innings this season at the MLB level.
May 4 - 11:19 AM

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

Bass was lit up for six earned runs over just three innings in his one appearance at the major league level this season. He'll serve as a mop-up man for Texas.
May 3 - 3:49 PM

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

Bass gave up six runs -- four earned -- over three relief innings in his lone appearance. He should get another shot eventually.
Apr 28 - 4:07 PM

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

Mike Hauschild was designated for assignment in the corresponding move. Bass has been a dominant force in the minor leagues this year, contributing 16 strikeouts over 8 1/3 scoreless innings for Round Rock. Opponents have hit just .077 against him during that span. The 29-year-old will fill a middle relief role for Texas.
Apr 20 - 5:01 PM

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

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

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