Sources: Padres trade with Astros directly related to Rule 5 draft.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) December 11, 2013
Because 57 of Bass' 75 MLB appearances came out of the bullpen, including all 24 in 2013, the automatic reaction I read here at TCB and on Twitter is that this was a move to bolster the relief corps, which we all readily acknowledge needs a-bolsterin'.
Are we sure that Bass is going to be in the bullpen? Reeeeeeeally sure? Take last year's rotation: