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08/21/08 10:47 PM ET

Bass accepts Triple-A assignment

Right-hander scheduled to report to Rochester on Friday

ANAHEIM -- Right-hander Brian Bass has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Rochester and is scheduled to report there on Friday.

Bass was offered an outright assignment to Rochester in order to clear room on the active roster for infielder Alexi Casilla. The pitcher, who was out of options, cleared waivers and could have become a free agent had he refused the assignment.

In 44 relief appearances for the Twins this season, Bass was 3-4 with a 4.87 ERA.

Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.