|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||68.00||3.00||4.00||3.00||3.71||1.38||65.00||29.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 5.1||0||0|| 6.75||0||2||7|
|vs RHB|| 12.2||0||0|| 3.55||0||1||16|
|05/14/2013||Cory Gearrin, RP ATL|
Logan Ondrusek, RP CIN
Daniel Hudson, SP ARI
Arodys Vizcaino, RP CHC
|Heath Bell, RP ARI|
Justin Turner, 2B NYM
|05/14/2013||Heath Bell, RP ARI|
Jonathan Pettibone, SP PHI
Gerald Laird, C ATL
Matt Kemp, CF LAD
|Kris Medlen, SP ATL|
Allen Craig, 1B STL
Eric Stults, SP SD
|05/14/2013||Heath Bell, RP ARI||Tim Hudson, SP ATL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Heath Bell closes out Braves|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Diamondbacks reliever Heath Bell entered Wednesday's series finale against the Braves in the ninth inning with a two-run lead. The right-hander worked his way around a one-out double to make it through the frame unscathed and secure a 5-3 win.
Bell also struck out one while collecting his sixth save.
|Heath Bell picks up save No. 5|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Diamondbacks reliever Heath Bell converted his fifth save Tuesday night against the Braves. He entered in the ninth inning with a two-run lead and was able to make it through the frame unscathed after the leadoff batter reached on an error.
Bell also struck out two in the 2-0 win.
|Heath Bell still a risky add|
|by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com|
(5/13/13) Things seemed to be going well for Diamondbacks fill-in closer Heath Bell at first, but a blown save Sunday against the Phillies called back into question previous doubts about his sustainability.
Bell has at least one Fantasy owner rolling the dice, as our Nando Di Fino added Bell at the expense of Justin Smoak in a 12-team categories league. Scott White commented on his roster move during Monday’s broadcast of Fantasy Baseball Today, mentioning that he’d make sure to have David Hernandez on his roster for insurance if he invested anything in Bell.
|Heath Bell blows second save |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Diamondbacks reliever Heath Bell blew his second save Sunday against the Phillies. Bell, who had converted on three-straight saves since taking over as the closer for the inured J.J. Putz, came on in the ninth inning with a 2-0 lead.
He surrendered four hits, including an RBI double by Delmon Young, which scored Philadelphia's first run. Domonic Brown also had a run-scoring single off Bell, who was pulled with two outs.
Bell has a 5.06 ERA and is 4 of 6 in save chances.
|Heath Bell picks up third consecutive save|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) The Heath Bell experience continued as he picked up his fourth save of the season Thursday night against the Phillies.
Bell entered the game with a slim, one-run advantage in the ninth. He gave up a one-out double to Domonic Brown before settling down and retiring the next two batters to secure a 2-1 victory for the Diamondbacks.
Bell has picked up a save in each the last three games. He has allowed two hits and struck out two over that three-inning stint. He has a 4.11 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP through his first 15 1/3 innings.
Bullpen Report: Time to hold on a second
Why should holds be considered when evaluating relievers, even for those owners who don't need to address the statistic in their leagues? Nando Di Fino provides a clear explanation in his Bullpen Report.
Down on the Farm: Being frank about Franklin
The Seattle Mariners need punch on offense and they have options in the minors. But will they pull the trigger and call up someone like Nick Franklin? Scott White takes a closer look in Down on the Farm.
Waiver Wire: Crazy for Kazmir
Should owners be going all in on Scott Kazmir? Why should we believe in Mitch Moreland this time around? Our Nando Di Fino touches on that and some deeper-league waiver wire options.
D-Backs' Goldschmidt, Chavez team up to beat Hudson
Paul Goldschmidt hit three doubles, Eric Chavez drove in three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat Tim Hudson and the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Wednesday.
Heath Bell closes out Braves
|Heath Bell came to the Marlins in 2012 amid fanfare, having signed a three-year, $27 million deal, but a poor start put a quick end to the hype. By late May, Bell had blown four of 11 save chances and owned a miserable 8.47 ERA and 2.24 WHIP. Eventually, he ceded the closer's role to Steve Cishek, but lost in his demotion was the stark improvement he made over the final two-thirds of the season. He hit the strike zone much more frequently, helping both his strikeout and walk rates. In fact, over his last 52 appearances, Bell struck out 49 batters in 46 2/3 innings while walking only 15. His 3.86 ERA over that period wasn't exactly closer-like, but it wasn't killing his owners in that category the way it was earlier in the year. Bell was a victim of the Marlins' offseason purge, and now he is part of the Diamondbacks' bullpen. He won't be a closer, but he should have plenty of chances to get holds, and he could once again be a solid source of strikeouts. Bell will probably be much more helpful to owners in leagues that use setup men and middle relievers than many might think. (Updated 1/2/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/20/13||@ COL||8:40 pm||Jon Garland|
|5/21/13||@ COL||8:40 pm||Jhoulys Chacin|
|5/22/13||@ COL||3:10 pm||Jorge De La Rosa|
|5/24/13||SD||9:40 pm||Eric Stults|
|5/25/13||SD||10:10 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|5/26/13||SD||4:10 pm||Jason Marquis|
|5/27/13||TEX||3:40 pm||Yu Darvish|
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