Heath Bell RP TB 4 Months

Rays acquired RHP Heath Bell and cash considerations from the Diamondbacks in a three-team trade.

The Rays will only be responsible for $5.5 million of Bell's $9 million salary for 2014, as the Diamondbacks and Marlins will pay the rest. It will be interesting to see if the Rays give him a chance at the closer role, as his $9 million option for 2015 vests with 55 games finished in 2014. The 36-year-old had some issues with the home run ball this past season, but made improvements with his strikeout and walk rates. Given the Rays' success with previous reclamation projects, he will be an interesting name to watch in fantasy leagues.

Heath Bell RP TB 4 Months

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rays will acquire Heath Bell from the Diamondbacks.

Heath Bell RP TB 8 Months

Heath Bell gave up two homers and three runs in his inning of relief Wednesday against the Padres.

Bell didn't take a blown save or a loss, but he did put the game pretty much out of reach, entering a 2-1 game in the eighth and leaving with the score 5-1. Any chance of him replacing Brad Ziegler as closer is likely gone now.

Heath Bell RP TB 8 Months

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, reliever Heath Bell was recently placed on revocable waivers.

It's a common thing this time of year and doesn't mean a transaction is coming. Bell has a 3.88 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 62/13 K/BB ratio in 55 2/3 innings this season -- pretty good numbers considering how often he's been hit hard. The 35-year-old has yielded 10 home runs.

Heath Bell RP TB 8 Months

Heath Bell surrendered two runs in the eighth inning Saturday night against the Phillies.

Bell gave up a one-out single to Carlos Ruiz and a two-run homer to Darin Ruf -- allowing the Phillies to tie the game 7-7. Bell has allowed 10 home runs this year.

Heath Bell RP TB 9 Months

Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said before Thursday's game that the team doesn't have a closer at this point.

The club planned to use Heath Bell at closer while J.J. Putz rebuilt his arm strength, but Bell has blown back-to-back save chances. Putz figures to be the best bet for saves in Arizona over the long haul, but the D'Backs will play the matchups for now.

Heath Bell RP TB 10 Months

Heath Bell blew a save chance Thursday against the Mets.

After entering the bottom of the 13th inning with a 3-2 lead, Bell was able to get Marlon Byrd on a ground out and strike out Josh Satin swinging for the second out. However, Anthony Recker took Bell deep to keep the game alive. Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson plans to use Bell in save situations for now while J.J. Putz rebuilds his arm strength, but that arrangement might not last long.

Heath Bell RP TB 10 Months

Heath Bell earned his 15th save of the season Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' defeat of the Mets.

Bell allowed a two-out single to John Buck but got Andrew Brown to fly out to end it. The big righty is filling in at closer for the D'Backs until Heath Bell rebuilds some arm strength and is worth owning in standard fantasy leagues until he inevitably screws it up. Bell has a 4.45 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 35 total appearances this season.

Heath Bell RP TB 10 Months

Heath Bell is the Diamondbacks' closer once again.

J.J. Putz blew a save Monday in his first opportunity since returning from the disabled list, so the Diamondbacks are turning back to Bell. The hefty right-hander is doubtful to have much success but he needs to be owned in most standard fantasy formats for the time being. Josh Collmenter could be next in line now in Arizona.

Heath Bell RP TB 10 Months

Heath Bell converted his 14th save of the season with a scoreless 11th inning in Thursday's win over the Nationals.

Bell allowed a one-out single to Adam LaRoche but struck out a batter as the Nats never really threatened. The big righty had allowed a homer in five straight outings but made a mechanical adjustment and looked good tonight. He should hold the closer job for a bit longer as the D'Backs ease J.J. Putz back into action.