The Orioles position players were told to report on Thursday to prepare for the 2012 season. According to Roch Kubatko at MASNSports.com, third baseman Josh Bell was one of the last players to report, showing up with Jai Miller just before the the team’s deadline.
That’s probably not the best first impression for Bell to give new GM Dan Duquette. For a guy that sits just on the edge of slipping from prospect to suspect, you would think that Bell would have been in Sarasota a week ago.
I get that technically Bell didn’t do anything wrong. However, with Mark Reynolds likely moving to first base, Bell could take this spring to prove that he deserves a spot on the big league roster.
Instead he’s pointed out as the guy that’s the last to show up.