May 7, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher Anthony Bass (45) throws during the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Petco Park. The Padres won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros Acquire Anthony Bass From San Diego Padres

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The Astros Acquired Anthony Bass From The Padres

In essence, nothing.

That’s right. The Astros just plucked a player off the Padres roster. Who knows if the PTBNL’s will actually be anything significant. My guess, is the trade will just be Bass and cash for a little more cash.

In Bass, the Astros took a chance on a 26-year old pitcher who had success in the minor leagues. Bass was a 5th round pick in 2008 and had a 3.48 ERA over his six seasons in the minors, mostly as a starter. Bass struggled in 2013 with a 5.36 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 24 appearances at the major league level. Bass can be a spot-starter as well as he has started 18 games as a major leaguer in his career.

The Astros 40-man roster currently stands at 38. Expect the Astros to make several more moves before the meetings end.

 

UPDATE: Late last nights reports confirmed the PTBNL in the Astros/Padres trade had to do with the Rule 5 draft. The Astros (for the Padres) selected LHP Patrick Schuster and traded him back to San Diego. The Padres (for the Astros) passed on their selection. Here’s more.

 

So in the end, the Astros traded Patrick Schuster for Anthony Bass. A player with no options for a player with MLB experience and options.

 

You can follow Bass on Twitter: @AnthonyBass45

Climbing Tal’s Hill on the Bass trade

 

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