Mike Bell (third baseman)

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Mike Bell
Third baseman
Born: (1974-12-07) December 7, 1974 (age 43)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 20, 2000, for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 2000, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average .222
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 4

Michael John Bell (born December 7, 1974) is currently the Director of Player Development for the Arizona Diamondbacks, former coach for the Visalia Rawhide and 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.

Baseball career[edit]

Mike Bell was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 1993 amateur draft. He spent the next seven years playing in the minor leagues for affiliates of the Rangers and New York Mets.

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.

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