The Cincinnati Reds haven’t yet announced an agreement with former Chicago Cubs pitcher Anthony Bass, who was granted free agency in October.
But the reliever Tweeted on Dec. 31 that he’s excited to pitch for Cincinnati, and on Tuesday he shared a great photo of himself with his wife, Sydney, and adorable daughter, Brooklyn, enjoying some ice cream. (Sydney’s sister is country singer Jessie James Decker, whose husband is former NFL wide receiver Eric Decker.)
Cubshq.com’s Ken Allison reported that Bass agreed to a minor-league deal with the Reds with an invitation to spring training.
Bass posted a 2.93 ERA last season in 16 appearances for the Cubs, all in relief. The 31-year-old also has pitched for the San Diego Padres, Houston Astros and Texas Rangers since making his big-league debut in 2011, posting a 4.51 ERA in 147 career appearances. He’s made 18 career starts, but hasn’t started a game since 2012.
Bass allowed his first-ever big-league home run to the Reds’ Miguel Cairo at Great American Ball Park on Aug. 13, 2011.
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