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Blue Jays claim Anthony Bass from the Seattle Mariners, DFA Ryan Dull

Shuffling out one right-handed reliever for another

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays swapped a pair of right-handed relief arms on their 40-man roster by claiming Anthony Bass from the Mariners and designating Ryan Dull for assignment in a move made just hours before game 6 of the 2019 World Series.

Bass, 32 in a few days, was a Padres fifth-round pick in 2008 and pitched for San Diego in 2011-2013 before being a journeyman whose career has taken him to Houston, Texas, Seattle, Hokkaido (where he won a title with the Nippon Ham Fighters) back to Texas, to the Cubs, Cincinnati, and back to Seattle.

Bass started 2019 with triple-A Louisville before the Reds organization released him to sign with the Mariners. He recorded a 3.56 ERA over 44 games, striking out just over a fifth of batters faced and having a much stronger season than Dull, who was dropped and will most likely become a free agent after the end of the World Series.

Dull, who made a single appearance with the Blue Jays , was projected by MLB Trade Rumors to make $800,00 in arbitration where as they placed the figure at $1.7 million for Bass. So yes: Rogers is willing to spend money on your 2020 Blue Jays.