Spring Training is underway. It’s officially baseball season.

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.

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  1. Great sign. Must really have a strong desire to get better and help this team win…yeah, right.

  2. Yeah but…JB has 3 more Homers and 18 more RBIs in The Show than you and I have, combined…

    Oh by the way, the Daytona 500 is getting closer to restarting…

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  4. I had the chance to do some kickboxing and muay thai training this summer at LA Boxing in Arizona with Josh Bell, along with Mariners prospect Trayvon Robinson… Bell trained extremely hard every day at the gym to get himself into the best shape possible. He’s a great guy, hard worker and deserves success, I hope him and the Orioles surprise everyone this year.

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