Originally written October 20, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Heath Bell's brief tenure with the Marlins is over, as Miami has dealt the reliever to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three team trade that has also sent outfielder Chris Young from Arizona to Oakland. In addition to Bell, the Diamondbacks have acquired infielder Cliff Pennington from the A's, and the Marlins get infielder Yordy Cabrera from Oakland. The Marlins signed Bell to a three year, $27 million contract before the 2012 season as part of a spending spree that also included shortstop Jose Reyes and starting pitcher Mark Buerhle. The former Padres closer struggled in Miami, posting a 5.09 ERA and 19 saves, his lowest total since becoming a full-time closer with the Padres in 2009. Late in the season, Bell and Miami manager Ozzie Guillen clashed over radio interviews and Bell's lack of respect for the outspoken manager. Bell will slot into an Arizona bullpen that is very strong, and exercised an option for 2013 on closer JJ Putz, meaning that Bell won't be count...
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