Posted August 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
Heath Bell is close to getting his job back as the Miami Marlins' closer. Manager Ozzie Guillen says Bell has pitched well enough in a reduced role to warrant another shot at the ninth inning. The three-time All-Star signed a $27 million, three-year contract with Miami last December but had struggled so badly in his first season with Miami that he was replaced as the team's closer. Pitching earlier in the game, Bell has yielded only three hits over nine scoreless innings in his last 10 appearances. He is 2-5 with a 5.36 ERA and 19 saves in 25 opportunities. Guillen said he might use Bell in a save situation Wednesday night against the Mets, but hadn't made up his mind 100 percent. Steve Cishek has been closing for Miami.

Marlins activate OF Stanton, put INF Murphy on DL

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Mets take on Eovaldi, Marlins tonight

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Dodgers-Marlins Preview

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