By La Velle
The Twins have traded righthander Brian Bass to the Orioles for a player to be named later. Bass spent most of the season with the Twins but was sent down in late August and really didn’t figure in the team’s plans next season.
Bass, 3-4 with a 4.87 ERA in 44 games with the Twins, would have walked as a free agent after the season anyway. Baltimore is desperate for pitching, so Bass gets a chance to prove himself. There are rumblings that Bass will go into Baltimore’s rotation to audition for next year.
The Twins, sometime before next season, are expected to receive an A-ball
prospect player in return.
There are also rumblings that Mike Lamb either has or will sign with the Brewers.