Ozzie Guillen is going to give the struggling Heath Bell every opportunity to keep the closer job for the Miami Marlins.
Yet, as Guillen says he will do at every position on his underachieving club, he will consider a change soon if Bell doesn't get back on track. The burly right-hander is 0-3 with a 10.80 ERA with two saves in eight appearances spanning 6 2-3 innings. He was tagged for two runs in a non-save situation in the ninth inning of Miami's 9-5 home loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.
The 34-year-old Bell, who received a $27 million, three-year contract with the big-spending Marlins in December, had 40-plus saves each of the past three seasons with the San Diego Padres, including 43 in 48 chances last year with a 2.44 ERA.