Astros acquire pitcher Anthony Bass from Padres

Right-hander Anthony Bass has been acquired by the Houston

Astros from the San Diego Padres for a player to be named or


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.