- Mike Bell (third baseman)
Mike Bell Third baseman Born: December 7, 1974
Batted: Right Threw: Right MLB debut July 20, 2000 for the Cincinnati Reds Last MLB appearance October 1, 2000 for the Cincinnati Reds Career statistics Batting average .222 Home runs 2 Runs batted in 4 Teams Career highlights and awards 1993 - Short-Season A All-Star 3B, Gulf Coast League All-Star 3B, 2nd team High School All-American IF
Michael John Bell (born December 7, 1974 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a minor league baseball coach for the Visalia Rawhide, former coach of the Yakima Bears, and former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds in the 2000 season. He is the brother of David Bell, son of Buddy Bell and grandson of Gus Bell. Bell is a graduate of Moeller High School.
In 1999, he was signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Reds and made his major league debut with the team on July 20, 2000. He played his final major league game on October 1, 2000. In his one-year MLB career, Bell was a .222 hitter with two home runs and four RBI in 19 games.
After the 2000 season, Bell returned to the minor leagues playing on affiliates of the Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and retired on April 28, 2005 after a short tenure with the Memphis Redbirds, an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.
In 2007, Bell was named the coach of the Yakima Bears, a minor league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He managed the Visalia Rawhide in 2008-09. Bell is currently the Director of Player Development for the Diamondbacks.
He was named in the Mitchell Report on Steroid Abuse in Baseball on December 13, 2007. According to Kirk Radomski, Bell purchased human growth hormone. Bell, a minor league manager was required to by the commissioner of baseball to meet with the investigators. Bell testified that 'he purchased and received one shipment of human growth hormone from Radomski while in the minor leagues during the 2003 off-season'. In a statement after the report was published, Bell stated:
"I'm glad all this stuff came out, and I can move on and concentrate on next year." "I have a chance to show people that I made a mistake. Things are tough at times, but you just gotta persevere through it. I can't take back what I did, but I can turn it into a positive." "I don't think this defines who I am."
- List of second generation MLB players
- List of Major League Baseball players named in the Mitchell Report
Notes and references
- ^ "Mitchell Report" (PDF). pp. 219–220. http://assets.espn.go.com/media/pdf/071213/mitchell_report.pdf.
- ^ Damian Marquez (2007-12-15). "New Oaks manager in Mitchell Report". Visalia Times-Delta accessdate=2007-12-20. http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071215/SPORTS/712150346.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube
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