Heath Bell

RP / Washington Nationals / EXP: YRS / MINORS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Longtime Padres closer Heath Bell calls it a career at 37

      Heath Bell, who was released by the Nationals on Monday, told Corey Brock of MLB.com on Tuesday he has decided to call it a career. "My kids wanted me home," Bell said. "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." Bell, 37, spent his MLB career with five different teams, but saw his most successful stint with the Padres from 2007-2011. The right-hander earned three trips to the All-Star game during his stint with the Padres, registering a 2.53 ERA with 134 saves as the team's closer. He reached at least 40 saves in each of his three All-Star seasons. Bell finished his big-league career with a 3.49 ERA and 168 saves.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Report: Nationals release Heath Bell

      The Nationals have released pitcher Heath Bell, MLBDailyDish.com reports. Bell has pitched for four different teams over the last four years but struggled the most in 2014, when he posted a 7.27 ERA and 12:8 K:BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings with the Rays. The former closer has racked up 168 career saves.

    • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

      Nationals' Heath Bell in the best shape of his life

      Nationals reliever Heath Bell reported to camp in the best shape of his life, according to The Washington Post. Bell claims to have lost 40 pounds during the offseason in an attempt to get in better shape for the season. After signing a minor-league deal with the club during the offseason, Bell will have to earn his spot on the major-league roster during the spring. Bell said he wanted to make a good impression with his new club. "I wanted to come into camp and people say, 'He works his butt off,'" Bell said. "I still need to get people out. It's just gonna make me look nicer." In order to get in better shape, Bell trained for two triathlons during the offseason. He also made sure to eat healthier. While Bell faces an uphill climb in order to make the team, he believes he can do so if he performs. "I feel like my chances are how I perform on the mound and getting batters out." Bell posted a 7.27 ERA over 17 1/3 innings last year.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Nationals RP Heath Bell attributes struggles to 'really bad luck'

      Since leaving the Padres after the 2011 season, three-time All-Star reliever Heath Bell has had his fair share of struggles. The veteran right-handed pitcher has gone 10-8 with a 4.91 ERA and 34 saves since 2012 for the Marlins, Diamondbacks and Rays. Bell is now seeking redemption after a few down years, but he will need to pitch his way back into the majors, as he heads to spring training on a minor-league deal with the Nationals. "I think the last three years I've had really bad luck," Bell told The Washington Post. "And I haven't been hitting my spots. I take ownership for what I've done. I feel like I've done an okay job but I haven't in other aspects and need to be a lot better. "I need to go to Washington this year, come to spring training and show that I can get people out and deserve to be on the team and go out there and give it my all. If [Manager] Matt Williams and the coaches there think I can help the ballclub out, then great. I think they think I can help. That's why I went to D.C. and that's why they're interested. Now I need to go out there, shut up and do it on the field." Bell's struggles began in 2012 with the Marlins after he signed a three-year, $27 million deal. He said "something happened" to him mechanically with the Marlins that he "couldn't get back from it." However, Bell said he made some tweaks to his mechanics and pitching style, and added he finally feels comfortable again. "My arm feels amazing," he said. "It feels really good. A lot better than it has in the past. I've done stuff that I haven't done in years."

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Report: Nationals sign reliever Heath Bell

      The Nationals have signed former standout closer Heath Bell to a minor league contract, a source has told MLBDailyDish.com. Bell was released by the Yankees in June, though he did not pitch for them at the major league level. He stumbled along with a 7.27 ERA earlier in the season with Tampa Bay.

    • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

      Yankees release Heath Bell after brief Triple-A run

      The Yankees released pitcher Heath Bell Tuesday, after he failed to impress while pitching on a minor-league contract. Bell made five appearances at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, posting a 7.50 ERA before his release. The former All-Star closer failed to stick with two organizations earlier in the season, as he had a 7.27 ERA in 17 1/3 innings with the Rays.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Heath Bell latches on with Yankees' Triple-A team

      Well-traveled former closer Heath Bell has apparently signed a minor league deal with the Yankees, the New York Daily News has reported. He is on the roster at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Bell, who opted out of his contract with Baltimore on Sunday, has been in six different organizations since 2011. He compiled a 7.27 ERA with Tampa Bay earlier this season. His heyday was with San Diego, with whom he racked up 132 saves in three years.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Heath Bell opts out of contract

      Reliever Heath Bell opted out of his contract with the Orioles on Sunday, and is officially a free agent, SB Nation reports. Bell is looking for a chance to pitch in the majors and it didn't appear as if the Orioles would have given him that chance. The 36-year-old posted a 7.27 ERA in 17 1/3 innings with the Rays earlier this season.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Heath Bell inks minor-league deal with Orioles

      The Orioles have signed former Rays reliever Heath Bell to a minor-league deal on Friday, FOX Sports reports. The 36-year-old posted a 7.27 ERA in 17 1/3 innings at the time he was released by Tampa Bay.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Heath Bell expected to make decision soon

      The Mariners and Orioles are among the four teams interested in signing former Rays reliever Heath Bell, SB Nation reports Thursday. Bell was released by Tampa Bay on Sunday and is expected to make a decision soon. The 36-year-old posted a 7.27 ERA in 17 1/3 innings.

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