Seattle releases Anthony Bass so he can pitch in Japan
Seattle announced the roster decision Thursday, which leaves the Mariners' 40-man roster at 39.
Bass was acquired from Texas along with outfielder Leonys Martin in a five-player trade in November as part of Seattle's busy offseason makeover. Bass appeared in 33 games last season for Texas and had a 4.50 ERA in 64 relief appearances. He was expected to compete for a spot in Seattle's bullpen and was arbitration eligible.