Former San Diego Padres relief pitcher Anthony Bass (45). Photo Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports.
The Anthony Bass trade has been finalized. Adam Berry and Jim Callis of MLB.com report the Astros selected left-handed pitcher Patrick Schuster from the Diamondbacks in the Rule 5 Draft, and as part of the Bass deal, Schuster goes to the Padres.
Some words from our GM Josh Byrnes regarding the trade for Schuster.
SS Jacob Lemmerman was selected by the Padres through the Rule 5 Draft. Courtesy of @MLBDraft.
Here is a link to Draftsite.com to help you understand what the Rule 5 Draft is about. Under the heading “Rule 5 Draft,” the following quote from Draftsite.com explains why the draft exists, “A MLB player draft that occurs each year during the Winter Meetings of General Managers. The Rule 5 draft aims to prevent teams from stockpiling too many young players on their minor league affiliate teams when other teams would be willing to have them play in the majors.”