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Heath Bell a Padre…Again? According to MLB.com columnist Barry Bloom (Twitter links), the former Padres closer is interested in returning to San Diego next year. Bell asked for a release from the Yankees when he realized he most likely wasn’t going to be called up from the minors this year. Keep in mind though, Bell is interested, but would A.J. Preller be?
Via Friarhood
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Heath Bell released by Yankees

It seems not long ago that Heath Bell recorded three seasons of 40-plus saves in a row earning himself three spots on the NL All-Star team. Three years later the now 36-year-old is struggling to retire batters at the Triple-A level. The New York Yankees were the latest team to give Bell a shot before they cut ties with him on Tuesday. Now three different teams have given Bell a shot...
Via Tireball.com
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Heath Bell makes terrible dive while attempting to field bunt (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Heath Bell is not accustomed to fielding bunts. This became painfully obvious after his attempt to field a bunt by San Diego Padres batter Will Venable during the ninth inning of Friday night's game, as Bell's dive was terribly late and really ugly. Venable's bunt was placed perfectly between...
Via Holdout Sports
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bell believes he's better for Miami experience

PHOENIX -- Heath Bell will return to Miami this weekend as the same effective, efficient closer he was before he got there in 2012 and the one he has become again with five saves in the last nine games for the Diamondbacks. Logic points to Miami, the biggest variable, as the cause of the blip on the resume that last year became. Bell, however, will not point. He has taken the high...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bell gets mixed response in return to San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- When Heath Bell entered the game in the eighth inning Saturday night, San Diego fans let him know exactly what they thought of his five mostly remarkable seasons here. Catcalls, combined with a smattering of appreciation. Three 40-save years does not buy much any more. Bell knew it was coming. He got the same thing last year, when he returned to Petco Park after signing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bell makes D-backs debut with much on mind

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Heath Bell wanted to make a positive first impression Saturday in his initial appearance with the Diamondbacks, and he did just that. But forgive him if his mind was occasionally elsewhere. Bell's father underwent open-heart surgery Tuesday in Texas. Like the Marine he was, Jim Bell told his son to remain in Arizona and continue his spring work. And like...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss
ENJOY YOUR STAY?

Heath Bell traded to D-Backs

Heath Bell's first season with the Marlins was a disappointment, which is why he has been traded to the Diamondbacks in a three-team deal that also Chris Young to Oakland.

Via The Outside Corner
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Heath Bell: Ozzie Guillen is “hard to respect”

Been a long, rough season in Miami for the Marlins. Reliever Heath Bell was thought to be one of the better off-season pickups by the organization, especially since he was averaging about 45 saves over the previous 3 years. But Bell had a terrible start to the season, which led to him losing job. He [...]
Via The Victory Formation
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss
JUST AN AVERAGE AMERICAN

Marlins closer: I'm Kenny Powers

Marlins closer Heath Bell takes pride in his resemblance to Kenny Powers, the star in the comedy show "Eastbound and Down."

Via No Guts, No Glory
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss
MLB CRIBS

Video: Inside Heath Bell's sick backyard

So, yeah...I know what you're thinking. What do you get the All-Star reliever that just inked a three-year, $27 million contract with the Miami Marlins?Answer...a Benihana grill in his backyard, dummy.Check out this backyard that Heath Bell had custom-made for his family. I'm pretty sure the patio area is bigger than most places I've called "home".I can tell...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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