Sunday, February 17, 2019
2008 Bowman, Anthony Bass
#BDPP58 Anthony Bass
Here is another signed Padre card that was given to me by Rod of Padrographs fame. He hooked me up with this card when we met up at a Hillsboro Hops game in 2015.
Leading up to this post, I was unsure if Anthony had ever made it to the Majors or not. To my amazement, not only had he made it to the Majors, but he has pitched there in every season since 2011 except for 2016. How did I not know that?
Anthony pitched for the Padres for parts of three seasons before making stops with the Astros, Rangers, and Cubs. So far, for his career, he is 5-9 with 3 saves and a 4.51 ERA in nearly 300 innings of work.
Anthony only saw 15.1 innings of work last year with the Cubs, but he pitched rather well. He posted a 2.93 ERA and struck out 14 batters. That is the closest to a strikeout per inning that he has ever been.
It looks like Anthony is currently in Reds camp on a minor league deal trying to earn a spot in their 'pen.