Astros acquire pitcher Bass from Padres

San Diego Padres' Anthony Bass in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

December 11, 2013 6:38:23 PM PST
Right-hander Anthony Bass has been acquired by the Houston Astros from the San Diego Padres for a player to be named or cash.

The 26-year-old pitched 42 innings in 24 relief appearances this year, compiling a 5.36 ERA with no decisions. He also was 4-6 with a 5.45 ERA in 15 starts at Triple-A Tucson.

Bass made his big league debut in 2011 and has 4-8 career record with a 4.09 ERA in 18 starts and 57 relief appearances.

The trade was announced Wednesday. Houston also will get a player to be named or cash.