Last Game
Sat, May 21
@ Milwaukee Brewers (26-14)
  • American Family Field

NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
27-14 6-4 W3
19-21 5-5 W2
18-22 5-5 L3
17-22 4-6 L3
13-28 3-7 L2

2022 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .309 4 22 .847 0

Top Josh Bell News

  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Launches home run, scores thrice

    Bell went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two additional runs during Saturday's 7-3 victory against the Angels.

    Bell opened the scoring with a solo shot in the first inning, walked and scored in the fourth and singled and scored in the fifth. This is Bell's third instance reaching base three times in six games this month and he's still slashing a robust .351/.452/.546, all of which rank top 12 in MLB.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Swats third homer

    Bell went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and two additional runs scored in Tuesday's 10-2 win over the Rockies.

    The first baseman hadn't homered in 17 games prior to crushing a German Marquez fastball the other way in the third inning Tuesday, but Bell has been extremely productive despite the lack of over-the-fence power. He's reeled off three multi-hit performances over the last four games, and in 24 contests on the season he's slashing .366/.464/.549 with three homers, 16 runs and 18 RBI.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Laces four hits

    Bell went 4-for-6 with a double, two runs and an RBI in a 14-4 win against the Giants on Friday.

    Bell and the rest of the Nationals teed off on the Giants as he got on in the third, sixth, eighth and ninth innings and was responsible for four of 22 hits. The impressive outing raised the 29-year-old's line to .357/.458/.514. Bell is top 10 in both average and OBP, though that has come at the cost of power, as his ISO of .157 is well below a career mark of .205.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Re-enters lineup

    Bell (hamstring) will start at first base and bat cleanup in Tuesday's game against the Marlins.

    Bell was held out of Sunday's 12-3 loss to the Giants after tweaking his right hamstring in Saturday's game, but the day out of the lineup plus Monday's off day evidently provided enough time for him to heal up from the injury. The Nationals could look to use Bell as a designated hitter at some point the next few days to get him off his feet, but he otherwise looks like he'll be in store for a full slate of at-bats during the Nationals' six-game week.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Won't start, could pinch hit Sunday

    Manager Dave Martinez said the MRI on Bell's right hamstring came back "pretty clean," but the first baseman won't be in the lineup Sunday against the Giants, Mark Zuckerman of reports. He could be available off the bench as a pinch hitter.

    The 29-year-old was removed from Saturday's contest with tightness in his right hamstring, but he appears to have avoided a serious injury. Bell also exited a contest earlier this week with a knee issue but didn't end up missing any time for that injury. He'll have Monday's scheduled off day to aid in his recovery before potentially sitting out additional games. Maikel Franco will shift to first base in his place while Lucius Fox fills in at the hot corner.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Dealing with hamstring issue

    Bell's early exit Saturday against San Francisco was due to right hamstring tightness, Andrew Golden of the Washington Post reports. He will undergo an MRI.

    Bell has now left two games in four days, though his previous exit Wednesday was due to a seemingly unrelated issue with his left knee. He didn't miss any time due to that injury, but it's not yet clear whether or not he'll miss time this time around. Clarity should emerge once the results of his MRI are known.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Exits early Saturday

    Bell was removed from Saturday's game against the Giants prior to the top of the third inning, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

    The reason for Bell's removal was not disclosed, but he was forced to leave a game early for the second time this week. Bell's status will be updated again when more information is released.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Starting Thursday

    Bell (knee) is starting Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.

    Bell exited Wednesday's loss to Arizona due to a knee injury, but he underwent an MRI that came back clean and tested the issue ahead of Thursday's matchup. He'll ultimately be able to start at first base and bat cleanup against Arizona. The 29-year-old is hitting .354/.456/.521 with two homers, 11 RBI and 10 runs this season.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: MRI comes back clean

    Bell (knee) underwent an MRI on Thursday that came back clean, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Bell felt his knee tighten up while playing first base in Wednesday's loss to Arizona, and he's testing his injury ahead of Thursday's series finale. Even if he's held out Thursday, he should be considered day-to-day following the encouraging MRI results.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: MRI scheduled for knee issue

    Bell was removed from Wednesday's loss to Arizona after his left knee tightened up and will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Bell was pulled from Wednesday's contest after three innings with no obvious injury, but he apparently felt his knee tighten up while playing first base. The 29-year-old seems likely to be out of the lineup Thursday following the MRI, and he should be considered day-to-day for the time being. Maikel Franco took over at first base and could see more time there should Bell be forced to miss any time.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Early exit Wednesday

    Bell was removed from Wednesday's game after three innings against the Diamondbacks with a potential injury, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

    Bell doubled in his lone plate appearance and was thrown out at home plate, and he may have suffered an injury attempting to avoid the tag. The team has yet to make an injury announcement, so it's unclear exactly what prompted the 29-year-old's removal from the contest.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Revenge game against former club

    Bell went 2-for-4 with a walk and three RBI in Friday's 7-2 win over the Pirates.

    Facing the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2011 Draft, Bell smacked run-scoring singles in the first and sixth innings. The switch-hitting slugger is off to a hot start to the season, slashing .333/.450/.545 through nine games with two homers, nine RBI and nine runs as he takes full advantage of a spot in the batting order following Juan Soto and Nelson Cruz.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Connects on second homer

    Bell went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 16-4 loss to Atlanta.

    He went back-to-back with Juan Soto in the sixth inning against a fading Bryce Elder, but that barely made a dent in Atlanta's lead. Bell is off to a strong start to the season in large part because of Soto's presence in the batting order ahead of him, slashing .318/.423/.591 through six games with two homers and five RBI.

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  • Nationals' Josh Bell: Slugs first homer of year

    Bell went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a second run scored in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Mets.

    He tied the game up at 3-3 in the fourth inning by turning around a Max Scherzer fastball and sending it 443 feet into the second deck in right-center, but it was the last gasp of offense for the Nationals on the night. It was Bell's first homer and first RBI of the season as he looks to build on last year's solid numbers, which included 27 homers and 88 RBI.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Irving, TX
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: S, R