The Red Sox are targeting multiple high-end prospects in exchange for Lester. The Pirates have a deep farm system and outfield prospect
"Last year was frustrating, but it's just part of playing the game," Bell said to MLB.com. "Injuries happen, and I just tried to take it day-by-day and do what I could to get back on the field. I'm back now, and I feel good about the way everything is going."
Bell has had hot and cold streaks, but he's batting .284 with a .519 slugging percentage and .844 OPS in 18 games. He's added three home runs and 17 runs.
"I'm seeing the ball really well right now and discovering what I can and can't do against some very good pitchers," Bell said. "I know I have a lot of things to work on, but it's definitely a better feeling to be on the field and playing compared to what I experienced last season."
Bell is considered the Pirates' sixth-best prospect by MLB.com.
"I feel great. It's good to be back," Bell said. "The body feels good, and I'm just excited for the season."
The 20-year-old is 14 for 50 (.280) with one homer and 14 RBI through 11 games this season.
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