Brian Michael Bass... Single... 2000 graduate of Robert E.
Lee High School (AL)... Pitched in the Alabama High School
All-Star Game in 2000... Hobbies: Playing golf and
fishing... Signed by: Dennis Woody.
Was a non-roster invitee to PIT spring training...Spent the majority of the season at Indianapolis (AAA)...Was 4-3, 2 SV, 3.06 ERA in 40 relief outings; made his
lone start, 4/13 at Toledo (L, 4.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 SO)...Pitched 2.0 or more innings 17 times and 3.0 or more
innings 9 times...Made 4 appearances with Indianapolis before having
his contract selected by PIT on 4/25...Was designated for assignment, 5/10, after 3 ML
appearances...Posted a 1.63 ERA (5 ER, 27.2 IP) over his final 17
appearances; ended his season with 12.0 scoreless
innings (6 G)...Had his contract selected by PIT again on 9/7 and
appeared in 1 game before being designated for
assignment on 9/13...Went 1-1, 2.68 ERA in 7 starts for Aragua in the
Venezuelan Winter League after the season
Spent entire season with Baltimore and finished second among American League relievers in innings pitched...Worked at
least 3.0 innings on 10 occasions and posted a 2.65 ERA (34.0ip/10er) in those games...Surrendered nine of his 11 home runs prior to the All-Star
break...Was scored upon in each of his first three appearances (7.1ip/12er) before allowing a combined three earned runs over his next 15 outings
(31.1ip) from 4/18 thru 6/7...Surrendered four home runs in 3.1 innings in second appearance on 4/12 vs. Tampa Bay...Made five straight scoreless
appearances (9.2ip) from 4/18-28...Suffered first loss after allowing one run in 0.2ip on 5/2 at Toronto...Earned three wins over five appearances
from 5/6-23...Scattered four hits over 3.0 scoreless innings for second win on 5/12 vs. Tampa Bay...Struck out in first career plate appearance on
5/23 at Washington...Tossed a career-high 4.1 innings of relief on 6/7 at Oakland...Won fourth straight decision on 6/13 vs. Atlanta with 3.0 scoreless
innings of work...Was roughed up for six runs in 0.2ip on 7/4 at Los Angeles (AL)...Won fifth and final decision on 7/8 at Seattle.
Was acquired by the Orioles on September 5 from the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later or cash...Made first major league start September 11 against Cleveland but did not factor in the decision (4.1IP, 4H, 3R, 1ER, 3BB, 2K)...Made four starts for the Orioles, including a quality start on September 27 against Toronto (6.0IP, 3H, 1ER, 4K)...Allowed two earned runs on two walks and a hit batter in 1.2 innings in his Orioles debut September 5 against Oakland...Was 1-0 with a 4.19 ERA (19.1IP, 9ER) in four starts and was 3-4 with one save and a 5.01 ERA in 45 games as a reliever
(one for Baltimore and 44 for Minnesota)...Earned first major league win for Minnesota on May 3 against Detroit (4.0IP, 3H)...Recorded first major league save April 9 at Chicago White Sox (4.0IP, 3H, 2R/1ER)...Was 3-4 with a save and a 4.87 ERA in 44 games for Minnesota before being optioned to Triple-A Rochester August 22...Was 1-0 with a 4.00 ERA in two starts for Triple-A Rochester from August 23-29...Made his major league debut April 1 against the Los Angeles Angels.
Signed with the Minnesota Twins as a minor league free agent on February 14...Spent season with Triple-A Rochester,
making 37 appearances (10 starts)...Pitched to a 2.16 ERA (16.2IP, 4ER), May 29-July 1...Disabled with a right shoulder strain,
August 6-14...Pitched a complete game shutout, allowing five hits and striking out 11 in his final appearance of the season,
September 2 vBUF...Was 6-2 with a 2.89 ERA at home.
Started the season at Triple-A Omaha and went 1-5 with a 7.59 ERA in seven starts...Transferred to Double-A Wichita on
May 19 and allowed five runs in his first 16.0 innings...Made three starts in the Arizona Rookie League before returning to
Wichita...Went 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA (10.0IP, 1ER) in his first two decisions...Placed on disabled list after final start, August
18...Became a minor league free agent on October 15.
Spent the season at Wichita (AA) where he led the team in wins, compiling a
12-8 record and a 5.24 ERA (165.0 IP, 96 ER) in 27 starts...Was 8-2 with a 4.13 ERA (85.0 IP, 39 ER) in 13 home starts, compared to a 4-6
record and a 6.26 ERA (82.0 IP, 57 ER) in 14 road starts...Posted a perfect 4-0 record in 5 July starts with a 4.24 ERA (34.0 IP, 16 ER),
his lowest monthly mark of the season...Tossed a season-high 8.1 innings in a winning effort vs. Springﬁ eld on Aug. 30,
his last outing of the season...allowed 7 hits and 2 earned runs...Struck out 8 batters in back-to-back outings at Frisco (June 24) and Midland
(June 29) in just 13.0 total innings...Appeared for Surprise in the 2005 Arizona Fall League, going 1-1 with a 3.33
ERA in 6 starts.
Split the season at Wichita (AA) and Arizona (R)...went 0-4 with a 7.43 ERA in
10 starts for the Wranglers...was 0-1 with a 2.55 ERA in 5 starts at Arizona...Made his 1st appearance at big league camp in 2004 after he was drafted in
the 6th round of the 2000 June Free Agent Draft.
Spent the entire season at Class A Wilmington where he
compiled a 9-8 record and a 2.84 ERA in 26 starts...tossed
152.1 innings, allowing just 129 hits and 48 earned runs.
Tied teammate Zach McClellan for 4th in the Carolina League
in ERA and set career highs in wins, complete games (2),
strikeouts (119) and innings pitched.
Came within 1 out of a no-hitter against Winston-Salem in a 6-
1 win at Wilmington on Aug. 6.
Was tabbed as the Royals 8th-best prospect by Baseball America
and with having the organization's best curveball.
Minor League Notes
Owns a 20-30 record with a 3.78 ERA in 85 career appearances,
including 82 starts...has struck out 299 batters in 450.0 innings
Posted a 5-7 record and a 3.83 ERA in 20 starts for Burlington
(A) in 2002.
Was just 3-10 with a 4.65 ERA in 26 starts in 2001, but was
tied for 5th in the Midwest league in shutouts (1).
Is making his 1st appearance at big league camp after he was
drafted in the 6th round of the 2000 June Free Agent Draft.
Spent second straight season with Single-A Burlington in the Midwest League...In first start on April 5, pitched 7.0 shutout
innings, allowing two hits...Pitched 7.0 no-hit innings and collected six strikeouts in his final outing of the season, August 31.
Spent the year with Single-A Burlington...Made 26 starts, including a complete game (6.0IP on May 6)...Posted a 2.03
ERA in five August starts.