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HEATH BELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Padres Rumor Mill

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
September 04, 2014  |  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

Rays DFA Heath Bell, Nate Karns Called Up

The Tampa Bay Rays have designated  Heath Bell for assignment and called up Nathan Karns form Durham to take his place on the roster. Bell has pitched to a 7.27 ERA in 13 games this season. The Rays will have 10 days to trade or release Bell before the 36-year-old can be sent to one of their minor league affiliates. Bell has a 4.91 ERA in parts of three seasons since signing...
Via Baseball News Source
May 04, 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

Newcomer spotlight: Heath Bell looks for fresh start with Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- New team, fresh start, clean perspective. Reliever Heath Bell looks to recapture the consistency that made him an All-Star each season from 2009 to 2011 with the San Diego Padres. After three consecutive years with a sub-3.00 ERA, he posted a 5.09 in 63 2/3 innings with the Miami Marlins in 2012. Bell, 36, showed slight improvement last season with the Arizona...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 24, 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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