Josh Bell

#19 1B / Washington Nationals / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 240 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Nationals' Josh Bell: Sitting against lefty

      Josh Bell isn't starting Wednesday's game against Atlanta.Bell will retreat to the bench with southpaw Max Fried on the mound for Atlanta. Ryan Zimmerman will start at first base and bat third.

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      Nationals' Josh Bell: Sitting versus lefty

      Josh Bell is not in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.Bell went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI in his first multi-hit game of the season Saturday, but he'll take a seat for the series finale with lefty Trevor Rogers on the mound for Miami. Ryan Zimmerman will start at first base and bat cleanup Sunday for the Washington Nationals.

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      Nationals' Josh Bell: Brings home four runs

      Josh Bell went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI during Saturday's 7-2 win over the Marlins.The 28-year-old was 1-for-22 over the previous six games, but he delivered twice with RISP to power the offense Saturday. Bell has a .140/.219/.298 slash line with two homers, two doubles, nine RBI and 12 runs through 16 games this season.

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      Nationals' Josh Bell: Slugs second homer

      Josh Bell went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Blue Jays.He capped the scoring on the night with a fifth-inning blast off Ty Tice. Bell has struggled to find his timing at the plate to begin the season, and Wednesday's homer -- only his second of the year -- snapped an 0-for-15 skid.

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      Nationals' Josh Bell: Showcases power in win

      Josh Bell went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals.Bell finally opened up the scoring in the sixth when he took a first-pitch hanging curveball over the wall in right to give the Washington Nationals a 1-0 lead. Despite hitting his first home run as a National, Bell has struggled mightily in his first week back since returning from the COVID-19 injured list. The 28-year-old is slashing just .143/.242/.321 and has only four hits while striking out at least once in all eight games so far.

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      Nationals' Josh Bell: Sits in series finale

      Josh Bell is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.Bell will give way to Ryan Zimmerman at first base after starting in each of the first three games of the series. Since being activated from the COVID-19 injured list Monday, Bell has started in five of the Washington Nationals' seven games, going 2-for-19 with four runs and two RBI.

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      Nationals' Josh Bell: Receives day off Wednesday

      Josh Bell isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Cardinals, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.Bell reached base safely in his first two games of the season to begin the week. He went 1-for-6 with three runs, three walks and two strikeouts during that time. However, he'll get a routine day off Wednesday with Ryan Zimmerman starting at first base, batting third.

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      Nationals' Josh Bell: On base three times in Nats debut

      Josh Bell went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in Monday's win over the Cardinals.Making his first appearance for the Washington Nationals after an offseason trade from the Pirates and then a delayed start to the campaign due to COVID-19 protocols, Bell slotted immediately into the cleanup spot and showed good patience. While he's coming off a rough 2020, hitting behind Trea Turner and Juan Soto should provide Bell with all the RBI opportunities he could ask for, and if he rediscovers his 2019 form, he'll provide a huge boost to the Washington offense.

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      Nationals' Josh Bell: Officially starting Monday

      Josh Bell is starting Monday's game against the Cardinals.Bell will join the Washington Nationals' lineup for the first time after he was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Monday. He'll bat fourth and start at first base for the series opener against the Cardinals. Bell should fill the strong side of a platoon at first base going forward while Ryan Zimmerman mainly starts against left-handed pitchers.

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      Nationals' Josh Bell: Returning from COVID IL

      The Washington Nationals reinstated Josh Bell from the COVID-19 injured list Monday.One of 11 Nationals placed on the COVID-19 IL ahead of Opening Day, Bell will be ready to debut for Washington after completing a mandatory quarantine and passing all phases of MLB's health and safety protocol. Washington has yet to release a lineup for Monday's series opener in St. Louis, but Bell will presumably start at first base in place of Ryan Zimmerman, who had been serving as the team's primary option at the position for the first week of the season. Bell should fill the strong side of a platoon at first base, while the right-handed Zimmerman draws most of the starts versus lefty pitching.