Heath Bell RP WAS 10 Days

Bell lost about 40 pounds this offseason, as he trained for two triathlons and improved his diet, the Washington Post reports.Let the parade of "in the best shape of his life" stories begin. The Nationals' bullpen is depleted with the losses of Tyler Clippard, Rafael Soriano and Ross Detwiler this offseason, but Bell still faces an uphill climb to even win a middle relief spot in Washington. A good showing this spring could attract interest from another club, however.

Heath Bell RP WAS 2 Months

Bell has signed a minor league deal including a spring training invite with the Nationals, Chris Cotillo reports.

It would be a shock if Bell made the major league team out of spring training given Washington's wealth of right-handed relievers. The 37-year-old hasn't registered an ERA below 4.00 since 2011, and the well of bad teams willing to give him save opportunities has completely dried. He will likely start at Triple-A Syracuse and could be called up in the event of an injury, but there is no way the Nats are giving him a role anything near closer or set-up man, giving him virtually no fantasy value.

Heath Bell RP WAS 8 Months

Yankees released RHP Heath Bell.

Bell had a 7.50 ERA in five appearances at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 36-year-old right-hander will presumably try to latch on with a new organization, but we may never see him at the major league level again.

Heath Bell RP WAS 9 Months

Yankees signed RHP Heath Bell to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Bell posted a 4.22 ERA over 10 Triple-A appearances for the Orioles before opting out of his contract because he was told a promotion wasn't imminent. He likely has a similar deal worked out with the Yankees. Bell could very well find his way back onto the big league roster, but his days of fantasy relevance are surely over.

Heath Bell RP WAS 9 Months

Heath Bell has elected free agency.

The Orioles weren't going to be calling up the veteran reliever any time soon, so he chose instead to look for work elsewhere. He posted a 7.27 ERA over 13 appearances for the Rays this season, and will likely have to settle for a minor league pact wherever he winds up.

Heath Bell RP WAS 10 Months

Orioles signed RHP Heath Bell to a minor league contract.

The veteran right-hander was given the boot from the Rays after posting a 7.27 ERA over his first 13 relief appearances. He'll function as additional bullpen depth for the Orioles, and should work his way into the big league bullpen before too long.

Heath Bell RP WAS 10 Months

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Orioles and Mariners are two of four teams that have shown "serious interest" in Heath Bell.

Cotillo says that Bell is evaluating offers from the four clubs and trying to determine where would be the best fit for him. He's expected to sign somewhere within the next few days. Bell was released by the Rays over the weekend after putting up a 7.27 ERA over 13 appearances.

Heath Bell RP WAS 10 Months

Rays released RHP Heath Bell.

Bell had been designated for assignment a week ago and obviously had no problem clearing waivers considering his contract. Given that he can be signed for the veteran minimum now, he won't have trouble finding a job in spite of a 4.91 ERA since the beginning of the 2012 season.

Heath Bell RP WAS 10 Months

Rays designated RHP Heath Bell for assignment.

Bell surrendered three runs on three hits and a walk in Saturday's loss to the Yankees, and that was evidently the final straw. The big right-hander put up a 7.27 ERA over 13 appearances for the Rays. No one will touch Bell on waivers due to his salary, but he won't have trouble getting a shot somewhere once he becomes a free agent.

Heath Bell RP WAS 10 Months

Heath Bell was pounded for five runs by the Twins in 1 2/3 innings of relief on Thursday.

It's a good thing the Rays signed Grant Balfour because Bell may well have gotten a chance to close otherwise. He's given up 11 earned runs in his last six appearances, and he's currently sporting an 8.25 ERA.