Alexeis Bell

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Alexeis Bell
Texas Rangers
Outfielder
Born: (1983-10-02) October 2, 1983 (age 34)
Santiago, Cuba
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Alexeis Bell
Medal record
Men’s baseball
Representing  Cuba
Summer Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team
Intercontinental Cup
Gold medal – first place 2010 Taichung Team
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Guadalajara Team
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Veracruz Team

Alexeis Bell Quintero (born October 2, 1983), is a Cuban professional baseball outfielder in the Texas Rangers organization.

Career[edit]

In 2008 in the Cuban National Series, Bell hit for 31 home runs and 111 RBIs in only 90 games in the regular season. Additionally, he totaled a league-record 252 bases and had the only 25-25 season in the history of Cuban baseball (stealing 25 bases and hitting more than 25 home runs). That year, Bell also led the Cuban league in runs (96) and slugging percentage (.722). In the playoffs, he hit 5 more home runs and, along with his teammate Rolando Meriño, led the offensive of Santiago de Cuba to a win in the Cuban League Championship in 2008. That season he became the first National Series player to hit 30 home runs and drive in 100 runs.[1]

He was part of the Cuban team which won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. In that tournament, he earned the batting crown, had the most extra base hits and led in slugging percentage (.920).[1] He also won with the Cuban national team the gold medal at the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico.[2][3][4]

Since 2015, Bell has played professionally in North America. In 2015, he played for Quebec in the Can-Am League. He began 2016 with Quintana Roo in the Mexican League. On July 6, 2016, he signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Campbell, Morgan (16 February 2010). "Cuba facing big-league baseball crisis". Toronto Star. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hockey de RD da salto cualitativo". El Nacional (in Spanish). 2014-11-24. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  3. ^ "Veracruz 2014: Cuba, campeón del béisbol centroamericano". Cubasi.cu (in Spanish). 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Cuba gana medalla de oro en béisbol". ESPN Deportes (in Spanish). Veracruz, Mexico. EFE. 2014-11-22. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Rangers, Alexei Bell agree to terms". Texas Rangers. Retrieved 2016-07-08. 

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