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Five Links: April 3, 2015

When dinosaurs ruled the Earth, I used to publish “Friday Links” at Ducksnorts. The name pretty well describes the feature, and I’ve decided to resurrect it here for the 2015 season. It’ll still run on Fridays, but there will only be five links, hence the new moniker. That was a tedious explanation of something that shouldn’t need one. Here are more interesting things to...
Via Padres Public
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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
March 25, 2015  |  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
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Minor Moves: Heath Bell, Joe Beimel, Jose Mirajes, Neftali Soto

Here are some of the minor moves that happened today in baseball: The Washington Nationals have released right-handed relief pitcher Heath Bell, sources have told Chris Cotillo of SB Nation’s MLB Daily Dish. The 37-year-old right-hander would of made a base salary of $1 million if he had made the big league team out of spring training. During the 2014 campaign, Bell bounced around...
Via Baseball Essential
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Marlins avoid arbitration, agree to deals

The Miami Marlins agreed to 2015 contracts with four of their seven arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday's 1 p.m. deadline, including closer Steve Cishek, All-Star right-hander Henderson Alvarez and All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon. Cishek, the club's closer since taking over duties for Heath Bell in 2012, settled for $6.65 million, according to reports. He has gone 15...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins reach agreements with four of seven arbitration-eligible players

The Miami Marlins agreed to 2015 contracts with four of their seven arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday's 1 p.m. deadline, including closer Steve Cishek, All-Star right-hander Henderson Alvarez and All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon. Cishek, the club's closer since taking over duties for Heath Bell in 2012, settled for $6.65 million, according to reports. He has gone 15...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Sign Dan Uggla and Heath Bell

The Washington Nationals have signed Dan Uggla and Heath Bell to similar minor league deals with invitations to major league spring training, the team announced Friday. Last season, Uggla played for Atlanta for the first half of the season, before being released at the All- Star break. He then signed with the San Francisco Giants, playing only four games before being released. He...
Via Baseball Essential
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Ring Bell

The Nationals continue to tweak their roster in a deliberate off-season. Rafael Soriano will be the biggest “name” absent when they Nationals take the field in Florida in less than two months for the beginning of Spring Training. With Drew Storen and Tyler Clippard more than able to assume the close role, Nats GM Mike Rizzo is looking to fill the roster spot from the bottom up...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Sign Heath Bell To Minor League Deal

The Washington Nationals have signed relief pitcher Heath Bell to a minor league deal, according to Chris Cotillo. The deal includes an invite to major league spring training. Bell will compete for a spot in the Nationals bullpen during spring training. Source: #Nationals have signed Heath Bell to a minor league deal that includes invite to spring training. — Chris Cotillo...
Via Baseball Essential
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Painful moves the Rockies must make

To get something of value, you usually have to give something up. It may not be a hard-and-fast rule in the age of moving undesirables and salary dumps in professional sports, but generally speaking, it’s a principle assumed by a front office when anticipating trades. Last week, I penned a column imploring the Colorado Rockies to be more proactive when it comes to addressing team...
Via Mile High Sports
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Heath Bell Signs with Baltimore

The Orioles signed former all-star closer Heath Bell to a minor league deal on Friday. The team announced that Bell will report
Via Baseball Essential
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles sign Heath Bell, Chris Sale makes rehab start

The Chicago White Sox soon will be able to add left hander Chris Sale back to their rotation. Sale has been out of action since suffering a flexor muscle strain in his left elbow. In four innings on Friday, Sale struck out 11 batters while pitching for Triple-A Charlotte. He  is expected to make one more minor league start before returning to the White Sox. Prior to suffering his...
Via Tireball.com
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles News: Baltimore signs Heath Bell to minor-league deal

Relief pitcher Heath Bell has signed a minor-league deal with the Baltimore Orioles, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports the deal includes two opt outs.#145658890 / gettyimages.comThe deal comes five days after the Tampa Bay Rays released Bell. The Rays are still on the hook for $4.5 million of his $9 million salary.Bell, 36, is...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Heath Bell drawing interest, Tim Hudson to miss start

Heath Bell is currently evaluating offers from four clubs according to Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish. The former Padres and Marlins closer is expected to choose a landing spot in the next few days after he was released by the Rays for posting a 7.27 ERA in 13 games. Two teams that have shown interested in Bell are the Orioles and Mariners. One player who will not be doing anything...
Via Tireball.com
May 15, 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

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 Bloguin Best
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

Rays designate Heath Bell for assignment

Ever since Heath Bell left the San Diego Padres to the free agency market, the right-hander’s career has gone rock bottom, except
Via Baseball Essential
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays promote Nathan Karns, designate Heath Bell for assignment

Nathan Karns will become the Tampa Bay Rays' new depth piece in the bullpen. On Sunday morning, the team promoted the right-hander, who was acquired in a four-player trade with the Washington Nationals last February. The Rays also designated right-hander Heath Bell for assignment. Karns, 26, allowed no runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings in spring training with Tampa Bay. He was...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Heath Bell shows off his new wheel

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Via Fox Sports Florida
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dean Anna Has Big At-Bat As Yankees Earn a Series Split

When Derek Jeter led off the top of the 11th with a single against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Heath Bell, the wheels started turning. The Yankees pitching had, in contrast to the past two days, done a fantastic job. Save for a Brian Roberts error, they would most likely have had a shut out. On the other side, the Rays pitching had also been terrific. It was time to play for one run.With...
Via Lady At The Bat
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays done in by walks in falling to Yankees in 12 innings

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Dean Anna drew a bases-loaded walk on a full-count pitch with two outs in the 12th inning and Carlos Beltran followed with a two-run single as the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Sunday. Yangervis Solarte was walked by Heath Bell (0-1) to open the 12th. After failing twice to bunt against C.J. Riefenhauser, Brett Gardner reached on a fielder...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Infante back in Royals' clubhouse but will sit indefinitely

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals second baseman Omar Infante was back in the Royals clubhouse a day after suffering a sprained jaw and a laceration requiring stitches as a result of getting hit by a pitch by Tampa Bay's Heath Bell. Manager Ned Yost said he spoke with Infante and said he seemed in good spirits. Infante remains in somewhat of a holding pattern, though, as the team's medical...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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