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    Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

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    Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [April 17 at 1:06pm CST]

    The Orioles announced that they claimed catcher Luis Exposito off of waivers from the Red Sox. To create 40-man roster space for Exposito, Baltimore designated infielder Josh Bell for assignment.


    Bell, once considered a top prospect, has fallen out of favor in Baltimore. He spent most of last season at Triple-A, where he posted a .253/.320/.438 line in 438 plate appearances as Norfolk's third baseman. He has a .485 OPS in 226 plate appearances at the MLB level.

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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    Is Josh Bell worth picking up on a waiver claim?

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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    Bell's struck out at the major league level about 1 in every 3 at-bats. He'll fit right in.

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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    Quote Originally Posted by Gallen5862 View Post
    Is Josh Bell worth picking up on a waiver claim?
    I love the thought, but I have zero faith that he'll turn things around. If Todd Frazier weren't in the picture, I might consider it more seriously.

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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    I'd do it in a heartbeat. Switch hitter with pop who plays a position with no clear long term solution and he's only 25 (younger than Frazier). Its not like the Reds are filled with prospects at AAA. Plenty of journeyman to DFA.
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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    Does Josh Bell have any option years left?

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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    I mean he was in Triple-A, so he has at least this year...

    Just looked it up, he will be out of options after 2012.
    Last edited by cinreds21; 04-17-2012 at 10:28 PM.

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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    Thanks cinreds21.

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    We have one Baltimore Reject on this team already. PASS!!!
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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    Quote Originally Posted by alexad View Post
    We have one Baltimore Reject on this team already. PASS!!!
    Guy was one of BA's top 100 prospects just a couple months ago. Surely the reds could make a spot to take a flyer.
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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Guy was one of BA's top 100 prospects just a couple months ago. Surely the reds could make a spot to take a flyer.
    No, he wasn't. That was the Pirates' Josh Bell.

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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    No, he wasn't. That was the Pirates' Josh Bell.
    I think you're right. Baseball reference has it wrong.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=bell--005jos
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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    I think you're right. Baseball reference has it wrong.
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/mi...d=bell--005jos
    Yeah, they do. I messaged them about it earlier today. Otherwise, I probably would've taken your word for it.

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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

    I mean this, in all sincerity, the O's version of Josh Bell would fit right in with this team as it is currently hitting...

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    Re: Orioles Claim Luis Exposito, Designate Josh Bell

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    Diamondbacks Acquire Josh Bell
    By Dan Mennella [April 21 at 6:06pm CST]
    The Diamondbacks have acquired infielder Josh Bell from the Orioles, a source tells Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter link), and Arizona announced that Baltimore will receive a player to be named. The Orioles designated Bell for assignment earlier in the week.


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