Padres Press Release
Padres acquire PTBNL or cash considerations from Houston Astros in exchange for RHP Anthony Bass and PTBNL or cash considerations
The San Diego Padres today announced that they have acquired a player to be named later or cash considerations from the Houston Astros in exchange for right-handed pitcher Anthony Bass and a player to be named later or cash considerations. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.
Bass, 26, posted a 5.36 ERA (25 ER, 42.0 IP) with 31 strikeouts against 20 walks over 24 relief appearances for the Padres this past season. The right-hander also made 15 starts for Triple-A Tucson in 2013, going 4-6 with a 5.45 ERA (48 ER, 79.1 IP) and 60 strikeouts against 17 walks. Originally signed by the Padres as a fifth-round selection in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Bass has gone 4-8 with one save, a 4.08 ERA (85 ER, 187.1 IP) and 135 strikeouts against 80 walks in 75 games, 18 starts, over parts of three Major League seasons with the Padres (2011-13).
With today's transaction the Padres currently have 39 players on the 40-man roster.