Worth noting

Worth noting

• Former Orioles reliever Brian Bass announced his retirement on Thursday. Bass, 31, last pitched in the Independent League and retires with a 9-7 record and a 5.16 big league ERA.

• Veteran outfielder Lew Ford, recovering from a sports hernia surgery, has resumed baseball activities. There is still no timetable on Ford's return to active duty at this point.

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