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Heath Bell Announces Retirement

After being released by the Washington Nationals on Monday, veteran reliever and former Met Heath Bell has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. Bell told MLB.com’s Corey Brock: “My kids wanted me home. What’s more important: my kids or the big leagues? I’ve already accomplished more than I ever dreamed of. Now it’s time to help them accomplish their dreams...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Heath Bell Retires After Release from Nationals

“My kids wanted me home.” And with that, Heath Bell has called it a major league career. The 37-year-old was released by the Washington Nationals on Monday after struggling in spring training. Initial reports had him looking to catch on with other teams but in discussion with nbcsports.com, Bell was candid in his assessment of where he is and what he wants to do now: “What’s...
Via Baseball Essential
7 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’s painful three-year slide to being DFA’ed

When the topic of expensive, multi-year contracts for closers comes up, Heath Bell will almost certainly be pointed to as a cautionary tale. Actually, he’s been a warning against long-term investments in relievers since signing a three-year, $27 million contract with the Miami Marlins before the 2012 season. Bell was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, reaching...
Via The Outside Corner
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Omar Infante hit in face by Heath Bell pitch

In the seventh inning of Kansas City’s 4-2 win over Tampa Bay on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium, Royals second baseman Omar Infante was hit in the face by a pitch from Rays reliever Heath Bell. Infante immediately went down in a heap before popping up and getting helped off the field by Royals trainers with a towel covering his face. There’s no immediate word on Infante’s...
Via The Outside Corner
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs trade Bell to Tampa Bay, gain salary relief

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks did not wait until the winter meetings to start their repackaging, sending reliever Heath Bell to Tampa Bay and left-hander David Holmberg to Cincinnati in a three-team deal Tuesday.The D-backs added minor league right-hander Justin Choate and a player to be named from the Rays, but the major get was a heftier wallet, better to serve their long-term mission...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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