Heath Bell # - P

  • Age: 36
  • DOB: 1977/09/29
  • POB: Oceanside, CA
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 250lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 10
  • Signed by NY Mets in 1998.
Year to date1301100017.124161418121.857.27
On Pace6805500091.0125847354263-7.27

Scouting Report

AssetsCan be overpowering with his good stuff and the makeup for a late-inning relief role. Is at his best when he's limited to one inning of work, so he holds nothing back.
FlawsWill have a few brain cramps from time to time, in terms of pitch location, which can lead to a bad inning against him. May be exposed if on the mound for too long in an outing.
Career potentialVeteran late-inning reliever.

Honours and Awards

2011Named to the All-Star Game
2010NL - Rolaids Relief Man
2010Delivery Man of the Year Award (Most outstanding relief pitcher of the season)
2010Named to the All-Star Game
2009NL - Rolaids Relief Man
2009Named to the All-Star Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/06/24Released by the New York Yankees.
2014/06/13Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2014/06/08Released by the Baltimore Orioles.
2014/05/16Signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a minor league contract.
2014/05/10Released by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2014/05/04Designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2013/12/03Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2012/10/20Acquired from the Miami Marlins.
2012/09/05Missed 1 game (sore left foot).
2012/09/04Sore left foot, day-to-day.
2011/12/02Signed as a free agent by the Miami Marlins to a three-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/01/18Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2010/01/15Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2009/01/20Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2008/03/03Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2007/03/02Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2006/11/15Acquired from the New York Mets.
2006/09/01Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
2006/08/18Optioned to Norfolk (AAA).
2006/08/16Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
2006/07/28Optioned to Norfolk (AAA).
2006/07/15Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
2006/07/04Optioned to Norfolk (AAA).
2006/05/24Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
2006/05/13Optioned to Norfolk (AAA).
2006/05/09Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
2006/03/31Optioned to Norfolk (AAA).
2006/03/02Re-signed by the New York Mets to a one-year contract.
2005/08/22Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
2005/07/24Optioned to Norfolk (AAA).
2005/04/19Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
2005/04/02Assigned by the New York Mets to their minor league camp.
2005/03/01Re-signed by the New York Mets to a one-year contract.
2004/08/30Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
2004/08/25Optioned to Norfolk (AAA).
2004/08/24Recalled from Norfolk (AAA).
2003/04/30Outrighted to Norfolk (AAA).
2003/04/23Designated for assignment by the New York Mets.
2003/03/10Optioned to Norfolk (AAA).
2003/02/10Re-signed by the New York Mets.
2002/11/20Added to the New York Mets 40-man roster.


2014/06/13Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2014/05/16Signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a minor league contract.
2013/12/03Arizona Diamondbacks traded Heath Bell and cash considerations to the Tampa Bay Rays for Justin Choate and a player to be named later (Todd Glaesmann-Dec 13 2013) or cash considerations. Cincinnati Reds traded Ryan Hanigan to the Tampa Bay Rays. Arizona Diamondbacks traded David Holmberg to the Cincinnati Reds.
2012/10/20Arizona Diamondbacks traded Yordy Cabrera to the Miami Marlins for Heath Bell and and cash considerations.
2011/12/02Signed as a free agent by the Miami Marlins.
2006/11/15San Diego Padres traded Ben Johnson and Jon Adkins to the New York Mets for Heath Bell and Royce Ring.
1998/06/16Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the New York Mets.

Career Stats

2014Tampa BayAL1301100017.124161418121.857.27
2011San DiegoNL64034430062.2512017421511.152.44
2010San DiegoNL67061470070.0561715128861.201.93
2009San DiegoNL68064420069.2542121324791.122.71
2008San DiegoNL7406600078.0663131528711.213.58
2007San DiegoNL8106420093.26021213301020.962.02
2006NY MetsNL2200000037.0512521611351.685.11
2005NY MetsNL4201300046.2563029313431.485.59
2004NY MetsNL1700200024.1229956271.153.33
2000St. LucieA48051230060.0431917421751.072.55
1999Capital CityA55017250062.1472318317681.032.60


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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