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Bass feeling better, but next start still up in the air

SAN DIEGO -- Padres starting pitcher Anthony Bass is feeling better, but the Padres have yet to decide whether or not he'll start on Tuesday against the Astros, manager Bud Black said.

Bass exited Wednesday's game against the Rangers after he experienced right-shoulder inflammation. He saw doctors on Thursday and Friday.

"He continues to get treatment. He's feeling better," Black said. "We're going to see how this plays out the next couple days to see if we can avoid the disabled list, but we like the fact that he's gotten better and he's feeling more confident, and the training staff is feeling more confident. Whether that leads to him staying active or not, I think in the next two or three days we'll find that out."

If Bass (2-7, 4.70 ERA) is unable to make Tuesday's start, the Padres would likely call up a pitcher from the Minor Leagues. Andrew Cashner made his scheduled start on Saturday night in Double-A, so he isn't an option for Tuesday.

"There's really nobody in our bullpen that can give us the length that we would need from a start," Black said. "If there's a move to be made, it'll come from a Minor-League roster."

SAN DIEGO -- Padres starting pitcher Anthony Bass is feeling better, but the Padres have yet to decide whether or not he'll start on Tuesday against the Astros, manager Bud Black said.

Bass exited Wednesday's game against the Rangers after he experienced right-shoulder inflammation. He saw doctors on Thursday and Friday.

"He continues to get treatment. He's feeling better," Black said. "We're going to see how this plays out the next couple days to see if we can avoid the disabled list, but we like the fact that he's gotten better and he's feeling more confident, and the training staff is feeling more confident. Whether that leads to him staying active or not, I think in the next two or three days we'll find that out."

If Bass (2-7, 4.70 ERA) is unable to make Tuesday's start, the Padres would likely call up a pitcher from the Minor Leagues. Andrew Cashner made his scheduled start on Saturday night in Double-A, so he isn't an option for Tuesday.

"There's really nobody in our bullpen that can give us the length that we would need from a start," Black said. "If there's a move to be made, it'll come from a Minor-League roster."

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