PHOENIX -- Heath Bell remained the Diamondbacks' nominal closer Sunday, but manager Kirk Gibson seemed to indicate that the situation is fluid as the team awaits the return of J.J. Putz.
The D-backs did not have a lead to preserve in a 4-2 loss to the Reds on Sunday, but before the game, Gibson indicated he had several options.
"Pretty much the way it is, (Bell) is still going to be our closer. It doesn't mean today we might use somebody else, possibly," Gibson said.
"You want to get him turned around. Is the right thing to do today to put him in the fire, or is it to let him have a day of work, have a day off, work a little more and work him back in in a better situation? That's kind of how we did it before."
David Hernandez and Brad Ziegler were candidates to close Sunday's game, Gibson acknowledged when asked.
Bell has given up home runs in his last five appearances, but at the same he had converted nine consecutive save opportunities before failing to hold Patrick Corbin's ...