Josh Bell 3B CWS 5 Months
Yankees released 3B Josh Bell.
The former top prospect has batted just .226/.324/.356 at the Triple-A level for the White Sox and Yankees this season. He's still just 26 and will get another shot somewhere, but the odds of him making an impact in the majors these days aren't high.
Josh Bell 3B CWS 7 Months
White Sox released 3B Josh Bell.
Bell was hitting .273/.310/.345 with four doubles, four RBI and a .656 OPS in 15 games with Triple-A Charlotte. The 26-year-old has struggled in his previous opportunities in the majors and will hope to latch on elsewhere as organizational depth.
Josh Bell 3B CWS May 21 '12
Diamondbacks recalled INF Josh Bell from Triple-A Reno.
Bell, who was acquired from the Orioles in late April, was hitting .381/.429/.619 with four homers, 30 RBI and a 1.047 OPS in 112 plate appearances with the Aces. We aren't ready to give up on the 25-year-old completely, but he has a woeful 78/6 K/BB ratio over 226 plate appearances in the big leagues. Ryan Roberts has turned things around a bit this month, so we wouldn't bank on a ton of playing time.
Josh Bell 3B CWS Apr 27 '12
Pirates' prospect outfielder Josh Bell underwent surgery Friday to repair the meniscus in his left knee.
Bell, last year's second-round pick, was injured while running the bases Tuesday. He is expected to return before the end of the season, but it's still a tough blow for the 19-year-old outfielder. He was hitting .274/.288/.403 with one homer, 11 RBI and a .691 OPS over 66 plate appearances with Class A West Virginia prior to the injury.
Josh Bell 3B CWS Apr 17 '12
Orioles designated 3B Josh Bell for assignment.
He was cleared to make room for the newly-claimed Luis Exposito on the Orioles' 40-man roster. Bell was considered the third baseman of the future after coming over from the Dodgers in the George Sherrill deal at the deadline in 2009, but he has a lousy .200/.221/.264 batting line and a stunningly awful 78/6 K/BB over 226 plate appearances in the majors. There isn't much hope left, but it will be interesting to see if someone takes a chance on the 25-year-old.