(10/12/2007) Recently outrighted Orioles RHP Rob Bell, C J.R. House and RHP Victor Santos elected free agency Friday.
Rob Bell returns to minors
(10/4/2007) The Baltimore Orioles sent C J.R. House, C Gustavo Molina and RHP Rob Bell outright to Triple-A Norfolk Wednesday.
Rob Bell throws three innings
(9/22/2007) RHP Rob Bell was impressive in pitching three perfect innings on Friday in relief of starter and loser Victor Santos.
Bell able to pitch, gets win
(9/16/2007) Rob Bell (back) was able to pitch in relief Sunday. Bell (4-3) worked two innings for the win.
Back stiffens up on RP Bell
(9/15/2007) Orioles RP Rob Bell pitched two innings of relief Saturday against the Blue Jays before leaving with a stiff back. He is day to day.
O's bring Bell back to majors
(9/5/2007) The Orioles designated RHP Sendy Rleal for assignment and purchased the contract of RHP Rob Bell from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.
Bell should return Wednesday
(9/4/2007) Right-hander Rob Bell, who was designated for assignment by the Orioles last Thursday, has cleared waivers and could rejoin the team Wednesday. "I would think something would happen tomorrow," manager Dave Trembley said.
Bell likely to rejoin O's
(9/4/2007) RHP Rob Bell, designated for assignment last Thursday, is expected to rejoin the team Tuesday if he clears waivers.
Bell designated for assignment
(8/30/2007) The Orioles designated RHP Rob Bell for assignment Thursday and purchased the contract of RHP Jon Leicester from Triple-A Norfolk. They have 10 days to trade, release or outright Bell to the minor leagues.
Rob Bell goes two innings
(7/17/2007) RHP Rob Bell finished the game for the Orioles, giving up one hit and striking out three in two innings in relief of starter Brian Burres.
O's give Olson nod over Bell
(7/3/2007) The O's have selected to call up Garrett Olson to start Wednesday instead of journeyman Rob Bell in place of Steve Trachsel, who is on the DL.
Rob Bell picks up a win
(7/3/2007) Rob Bell (1-1) pitched the eighth inning Monday at Chicago for the win. Chris Ray struck out the side for his 14th save in 18 tries, and first since June 8. Orioles interim manager Rob Trembley declined to announce who would start Wednesday in place of injured RHP Steve Trachsel. However, he did confirm that the two candidates are Bell out of the bullpen or Triple-A LHP Garrett Olson.
Bell, Olson considered for start
(7/2/2007) Orioles interim manager Rob Trembley declined to announce who would start Wednesday in place of injured RHP Steve Trachsel. However, he did confirm that the two candidates are RHP Rob Bell out of the bullpen or Triple-A LHP Garrett Olson.
Bell might fill in for Trachsel
(6/30/2007) Orioles SP Steve Trachsel was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, less than 24 hours after he struggled in his shortest outing in four years. Trachsel has a strained muscle below his lower back. RP Kurt Birkins was called up from Triple-A Norfolk to replace Trachsel on the roster. Birkins will pitch long relief because the Orioles had to use Rob Bell in that role Friday night after Trachsel was chased.
O's add RHP Bell to bullpen
(6/20/2007) The Orioles purchased the contracts of right-handed pitchers Rob Bell and Paul Shuey on Tuesday from Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles optioned right-handed pitchers Jim Hoey and Cory Doyne to Norfolk to make room on the roster. Shuey, who has pitched in parts of 10 major league seasons, had been on the DL with a strained right hamstring. The righty has one save with an ERA of 4.70 in 21 relief appearances for Norfolk. Hoey and Doyne were added to the Baltimore roster before Saturday night's game against Arizona and each appeared in the game.
Penn among O's cuts Sunday
(3/25/2007) The Orioles optioned RHP Hayden Penn, RHP Sendy Rleal, LHP Kurt Birkins and SS Brandon Fahey to Triple-A Norfolk. Also, they reassigned and RHP Rob Bell and RHP Jon Leicester to minor-league camp.
O's hand out slew of minor deals
(1/6/2007) Baltimore announced minor league contracts Friday with right-hander Jose Acevedo, who went 18-25 with a 5.74 ERA in five seasons with Cincinnati and Colorado; right-hander Rob Bell, 30-34 with a 5.69 ERA in six seasons with Cincinnati, Texas and Tampa Bay; and right-hander Francis Beltran, 2-2 with a 5.87 ERA in two seasons with the Cubs and Montreal. Also agreeing to minor league contracts were right-handers Freddy Deza, Michael Doyne, Steve Green, Jon Leicester, Victor Moreno, and left-hander Chris Waters. In addition, the Orioles gave minor league deals to catcher J.R. House, infielders Mike Cervanek, Jason Dubois, Jon Knott, Brandon Sing and Terry Tiffee; and outfielders Luis Montanez and Ruddy Yan.
Bell working way back in Triple-A
(8/28/2005) RHP Rob Bell, who experienced severe control problems earlier this season, struck out all three batters he faced Friday night for Triple-A Durham. He has not allowed a run in four consecutive outings, covering 9 1/3 innings.
Bell improving in Triple-A
(8/25/2005) RHP Rob Bell, who experienced major control problems earlier this season, threw four shutout innings for Triple-A Durham on Tuesday. He has not allowed a run in three consecutive outings, covering 8 1/3 innings.
Rays re-assign Bell to Triple-A
(7/14/2005) Right-hander Rob Bell cleared waivers Wednesday and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays outrighted him to Triple-A Durham, where the pitcher hopes to overcome wildness that prompted him to remove himself from a game two months ago. Bell was designated for assignment after spending time on the 15-day DL for personal and psychological reasons. He was 1-1 with an 8.28 ERA when he suddenly lost control of his pitches during a relief appearance against the Chicago White Sox.
Bell activated, designated
(7/10/2005) The Tampa Bay Devil Rays activated RHP Rob Bell from the 15-day DL and designated him for assignment Sunday.
Bell getting torched in minors
(7/5/2005) RHP Rob Bell allowed six runs and six hits -- including three homers -- in 2 1/3 innings Monday, and has a 14.34 ERA in six outings since joining Triple-A Durham on June 10. Bell went on the DL on May 14 because of personal and psychological issues, four days after wildness prompted him to remove himself from a game against the White Sox.
(6/28/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Rob Bell allowed three runs, including two homers, in 1 2/3 innings at Triple-A Durham this past weekend.
Bell makes appearance
(6/23/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Rob Bell pitched three innings in relief Tuesday for Triple-A Durham and allowed just three hits, including a home run and no walks.
No answers from Bell
(6/1/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports the Devil Rays don't appear any closer to getting Rob Bell back on the mound."I think we've done everything we can to help him," GM Chuck LaMar said.
Rob Bell gets work in
(5/28/2005) Bell walked eight of 10 batters Saturday in his second extended spring training game since being placed on the 15-day disabled list because of personal and psychological issues. Bell threw just 16 of 53 pitches for strikes. Three of his first eight pitches went over the catcher's head to the backstop. "I don't know. I'm searching for answers myself," he said.
Bell faces minor leaguers
(5/24/2005) The Tampa Tribune reports Rob Bell (psychological) allowed one run in two innings in an extended spring training game Monday, his first appearance since being placed on the 15-day disabled list. "I felt comfortable," Bell said. "You still feel a little bit rusty going out there and competing in a game situation. I feel like it was a step in the right direction."
Rob Bell makes strides
(5/19/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Bell (personal) has taken "a gigantic step forward" as he works to be reactivated from the disabled list. "A lot of this process, as I understand it, is self-examination, trying to figure out what's going on away from the field and on the field and getting that all in check," Bell said.
Bell battling inner demons
(5/15/2005) Devil Rays right-hander Rob Bell was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday because of "personal and psychological issues," the team said. Bell, who is 1-1 with an 8.28 ERA, last pitched Tuesday against the White Sox when he faced one batter and walked him on five pitches, including two that reached the backstop. Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella said Bell was going home. "I don't need to say anything else. I think that says it all," Piniella said. "That's all I can say. I don't know what the timetable is. I really don't know. Let's hope it's not long," Piniella said.
Bell headed to DL?
(5/13/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Rob Bell might be headed for the disabled list.
Bell has mechanical issues
(5/11/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Rob Bell pulled himself out of Tuesday's game. His first pitch sailed to the backstop, two bounced and a third nearly hit Paul Konerko. "Physically I'm fine," Bell said. "It was the feel for it. ... The ball wasn't coming out of my hand right, and I wasn't going to be able to correct it right there."
Rays' Bell rung in relief, too
(5/2/2005) RHP Rob Bell allowed two home runs Sunday in his third relief appearance after being removed from the starting rotation. Bell has given up five homers and 12 earned runs in his last 7 2/3 innings and has a 16.43 ERA in that span.
Rays demote Rob Bell
(4/21/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Rays manager Lou Pinella has moved Bell out of the rotation and into the bullpen. Doug Waechter will now join the rotation.
Yankees ring Bell
(4/19/2005) Rob Bell allowed 10 earned runs on nine hits in 1 1/3 innings of work in Monday's 19-8 loss to the Yankees.
Rob Bell pushed to Monday
(4/17/2005) The team's official website reports Bell has had his start moved up from Tuesday to Monday.
Bell to be No. 4
(3/29/2005) The St. Petersburg Times reports Devil Rays manager Lou Pinella has named Rob Bell the team's No. 4 starter, behind Dewon Brazelton, Scott Kazmir and Mark Hendrickson. "That's a real up for me to hear that," Bell said. "I knew I would slot in, but there was still a bit of gray area where I was going to fit in."
Bell added to rotation
(3/24/2005) The Tampa Tribune reports Rob Bell has been added to the Devil Rays' starting rotation. "He's thrown the ball very well this spring," manager Lou Piniella said. "He's earned it. I think he's throwing the ball as good as I've seen him in the two years we've had him here. Probably better."
Rays' Bell going well in spring
(3/13/2005) Tampa Bay starter Rob Bell threw three hitless innings, striking out two and getting six groundouts on 38 pitches, 27 strikes. "I threw a lot of two-seam fastballs. I knew that the wind was blowing and it was at my back, for a hitter it was tough for them," Bell said. He will serve as the Devil Rays fourth or fifth starter this season.
Rob Bell sharp on Thursday
(3/4/2005) Bell tossed two scoreless innings in Thursday's spring debut against the Reds, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one.
Rob Bell dominates Tigers
(10/1/2004) Rob Bell allowed just four hits and one run in a nine inning complete game Friday against Detroit. He struck out one and did not walk a batter, while evening his record to 8-8.
Rob Bell dominates M's
(8/8/2004) Bell allowed just six hits and one unearned run in seven innings Sunday against Seattle. He struck out six and walked one, while evening his record at 5-5.
Bell blanks Royals
(7/29/2004) Rob Bell held Kansas City scoreless for 6 1/3 solid innings Thursday. He allowed four hits and struck out three in the victory.
Rob Bell gets spot start
(7/2/2004) The Tampa Tribune reports that Bell will likely go back to the bullpen after Friday's start at Florida. "Maybe instead of pitching Bell on Wednesday we'll pitch somebody else and keep bell in the bullpen. We'll play it by ear, but I think that's what is going to have to happen," said manager Lou Piniella.
Rob Bell yanked from rotation
(6/13/2004) Bell has been removed from the Devil Rays rotation, although it might only be a temporary move.
Rob Bell to stay in rotation
(5/21/2004) The St. Petersburg Times notes that Bell pitched well enough Wednesday to stay in the rotation.
Rob Bell promoted, starts
(5/19/2004) Bell allowed four runs and five hits in five innings on Wednesday against Boston after having his contract purchased from Triple-A Durham earlier in the day.
Rob Bell moves into rotation
(5/13/2004) The Tampa Tribune reports that Bell will likely replace Jeremi Gonzalez in the Devil Rays' rotation. He could be called up from Triple-A Durham within the next week.
(3/18/2004) The Tampa Tribune reports that Bell was reassigned to Triple-A Durham Wednesday.
Rob Bell reassigned
(3/17/2004) The Devil Rays reassigned Bell to the minor league camp on Wednesday.
Rob Bell is sent down
(1/23/2004) Bell cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Durham.
Rob Bell signs one-year deal
(12/20/2003) The Devil Rays agreed to a one-year contract Friday with Bell.
Rob Bell impressive Tuesday
(8/12/2003) Bell allowed two earned runs and two hits in seven innings against Baltimore on Tuesday. He improved to 3-2.
Rob Bell gets it done Monday
(7/22/2003) Bell allowed only one earned run in 7 1/3 innings on Monday against Anaheim. He allowed six hits and he did not walk a batter, as he evened his record at 2-2. He also struck out six.
Rob Bell will start Friday
(6/19/2003) Bell will start Friday's game against the Marlins, according to the team's official website. He was slated to start Thursday's game at N.Y. Yankees, but the game was rained out.
Rob Bell has contract purchased
(6/14/2003) Bell had his contract purchased by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Saturday. Bell allowed six earned runs, four hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings against Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Rob Bell likely to start Saturday
(6/11/2003) The Tampa Tribune reports that Bell is likely to start Saturday's game against Pittsburgh. He is 6-4 with a 4.02 ERA in 12 starts for Triple-A Durham.
Rays add Rob Bell
(3/17/2003) The Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed agreed Monday to a minor-league contract with former Texas Rangers right-hander Rob Bell.
Rangers waive Rob Bell
(3/13/2003) Bell was waived by the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.
Rob Bell battling blister on foot
(2/20/2003) The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Bell has a blister on the heel of his left foot. He is not being held back in his throwing.
(8/24/2002) Bell was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma by the Rangers on Friday. He was replaced in the rotation by Chan Ho Park. Bell might be back later this season, but hes not an effective enough pitcher to count on in a Fantasy league.
(8/21/2002) Bell has been sent back to the bullpen. He was ineffective as a starter and has minimal Fantasy value.
(8/7/2002) Bell will rejoin the Rangers' rotation, taking Aaron Myette's assignment Saturday in Cleveland. Bell had been bumped from the rotation last week for Joaquin Benoit, but Myette's ineffectiveness caused the switch. Neither Bell nor Myette is worth using in an AL-only league unless he strings together a few solid starts.
(7/11/2002) Bell will likely be recalled to start Monday's game, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. However, Bell shouldn't receive any Fantasy consideration unless he strings together a few solid starts. The Rangers have shuttled him between Triple-A and the major leagues all season.
(7/6/2002) The Rangers optioned Bell to Double-A Tulsa on Friday, but not because the right-hander gave up six runs and eight hits in his latest start. They had already planned to make the move before Thursday night, when Bell gave up two homers and six runs in the first inning against Tampa Bay. The Rangers dont need a fifth starter again until July 15. Randy Flores was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma to work in relief, and Rudy Seanez was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.
(6/23/2002) The Rangers recalled Bell from Triple-A Oklahoma to start Saturday's game in Pittsburgh. He allowed just two earned runs on four hits and one walk in six innings. Bell will probably assume the Rangers' fifth starter job whenever needed, but don't add him to your active lineup in an AL-only league until he strings together a few solid starts.
(6/22/2002) Bell will start Saturday night at Pittsburgh. Randy Flores was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma to make room on the Texas roster. Bell is familiar with the Pirates from his days with the Reds and if you need to make up ground in wins in a daily league, it might be worth taking a shot on Bell for his Saturday start.
(6/17/2002) Bell is the leading candidate to start Saturday's game in Pittsburgh, according to The Dallas Morning News. That is the next date Texas needs a fifth starter, but he is far too inconsistent to be worth counting on in any league.
(6/10/2002) Bell was demoted to the minors to make room on the roster for the return of John Rocker. However, Bell is not expected to remain in the minors long. Manager Jerry Narron told The Dallas Morning News that he expects to recall Bell the next time Texas needs a fifth starter, on June 22. Bell pitched well in his last outing, allowing only three runs in seven innings, but shouldn't receive much Fantasy consideration until he proves himself worthy in a few more starts.
(6/5/2002) According to the Dallas Morning News, Bell might be sent to the minors after making his scheduled start on Saturday. Bell (2-2) has only minimal Fantasy value, and that's only if he manages to nail down a permanent rotation spot at some point this season.
(5/28/2002) Bell has been called up from Triple-A Oklahoma to replace Doug Davis in the starting rotation. He is 14-19 for his career with a 5.80 ERA so trying to use him will be a gamble.
(5/9/2002) Bell was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma Wednesday and will be replaced by Francisco Cordero on the roster.
(5/1/2002) Bell will make his next start on May 2 instead of May 4. The switch was made to allow Doug Davis to rest his stiff back. Bell won his first start of the season on Apr. 27, allowing one run and four hits in six innings. Consider him as a pickup if your starting pitching is thin in an AL-only league.
(4/29/2002) Bell will be rewarded for his strong performance on Apr. 27, by getting a start on May 4. Bell won his first start of the season on Saturday, allowing one run and four hits in six innings. Consider him as a pickup if your starting pitching is thin in an AL-only league.
(4/28/2002) Bell won his first start of the season on Saturday, allowing one run and four hits in six innings. Last season, Bell was unable to control his breaking ball, his best pitch. But against the Indians, he had an effective breaking ball, fastball and changeup, and Jerry Narron said Bell will remain in the rotation, at least for now. Consider him as a pickup if your starting pitching is thin in an AL-only league.
(4/26/2002) Bell will replace Steve Woodard in the rotation and start on Saturday. The Rangers will call Bell up from Triple-A Oklahoma. Bell has no Fantasy value at this point.
(3/6/2002) Bell, competing for the fifth spot in the Rangers rotation, will likely begin the season in the bullpen, according to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. He recorded a save in Tuesday's game.
(2/27/2002) Bell is likely to serve as a reliever for the Rangers this season, although there is some question as to whether he has an option to be sent back to Triple-A. Either way, he's not going to help a Fantasy team pitching in middle relief, so don't bother drafting him.
(6/20/2001) Bell allowed five runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings in his first start with the Rangers Tuesday against Anaheim. He doesn't look like he's on the verge of a turnaround despite the league switch, so don't count on him as an active Fantasy player until he strings together a few solid outings.
(6/15/2001) The Texas Rangers acquired Bell from the Cincinnati Reds Friday for outfielder Ruben Mateo and infielder Edwin Encarnacion. Bell, who was 0-5 with a 5.48 ERA in nine starts for Cincinnati, will likely join the Rangers' rotation, and might merit a pickup in AL-only leagues.
(5/25/2001) Bell was hit in the head by a batting practice line drive before Thursday's game in Chicago. He has a bruise just above his forehead, and the injury is not considered serious. Expect Bell to make his next scheduled start.
(5/7/2001) Bell was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis over the weekend and allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings in a losing effort Saturday against San Diego. It's unclear whether he will remain in the Reds' rotation on a permanent basis, but his outing has been one of the team's best over the past week. You might want to keep Bell reserved for one more start to see how he does, but he should post solid Fantasy stats the rest of the season.
(5/4/2001) The Reds will recall Bell from Triple-A Louisville in order to start Saturday's game against San Diego, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. He will replace Jim Brower in the rotation. Bell was originally supposed to be summoned to pitch April 28, but Brower's strong showing as a starter delayed that return date. If Bell gets off to a good start, he'll be worth starting in a Fantasy league again.
(4/19/2001) Bell pitched 6.1 shutout innings for Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out six. He's clearly mastered the Triple-A level and should probably be recalled once the Reds need a fifth starter again on April 28. You might want to stash Bell on your reserve if your league allows.
(4/9/2001) The Reds optioned Bell to Triple-A Louisville after his Friday night start in Milwaukee. He is Cincinnati's fifth starter, and Manager Bob Boone felt that with an abundance of off-days on the upcoming schedule, it is better for Bell to pitch every five days in the minors until he is needed again on April 28 in Colorado. Keep him on your bench for the next three weeks.
(7/31/2000) Allowed four runs over 7 2/3 innings in his first start since being recalled from the minors. Bell should be back in the Reds rotation for the rest of the year.
(7/28/2000) Rob Bell will start for the Reds on Sunday. Williamson will be pushed back one day for his next start after throwing 118 pitches on Tuesday.
(7/27/2000) Called up from Triple-A Louisville. Bell takes the spot vacated by Manny Aybar. He was pitching well as a starter in AAA, and may get another chance as the #5 starter in Cincinnati.
(6/26/2000) Optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Pete Harnisch will take Bell's place in Cincinnati's rotation. Bell will pitch every five days in AAA. Harnisch should start on Friday in Arizona. Bell remains a good prospect, but needs more time at AAA. Manny Aybar or Elmer Dessens is likely to take Bell's start on Wednesday. Both Dessens and Aybar have been pitching well of late, with ERAs under 4.00 in their last 15 IP. There are worse options for a spot start.
(6/19/2000) Pitched .2 innings in his start on Sunday, allowing one hit and walking five. Bell will remain in the Reds' rotation as long as he doesn't have too many more games like this. Bell's ERA rose from 4.76 to 5.09. Remember, he skipped AAA, so he might not be ready for the big time.
(4/10/2000) Bell is in the rotation until further notice, and will start Friday in the series opener against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Keep him in your rotation- you don't want to miss any of his starts.
(4/2/2000) Will start only three times in April. The Reds will skip Bell when possible. He will be used out of the bullpen on occasion. Bell had a good 1999, but has only 72 innings above A ball in his career- none at AAA. Expect him to struggle as he adjusts to pitching in the big leagues. Also expect him to get hurt. Best guess is he has surgery before pitching 175 innings in a season. If you have him, trade him while his value is high.
(3/18/2000) Optioned to Class AAA Louisville on Thursday. Bell will pitch every fifth day in AAA, with a possible recall later in the year. If he continues to put up solid numbers he'll be up for good in September. A good pick for keeper leagues.