Tuesday afternoon the Orioles claimed catcher Luis Exposito off waivers from the Boston Red Sox. To make room on the 40 man for the new guy, the O’s DFA’d Josh Bell.
Bell was the future star acquired by the Orioles in the George Sherrill trade with the Dodgers. He and pitcher Steve Johnson came to Baltimore when flat breezy left in 2009. Johnson remains at Triple-A, eagerly awaiting a call up, while Bell appears to be a lost cause.
Bell hasn’t been playing at third base for the Norfolk Tides so far this season. He’s been DH’ing and played at both first base and right field. Bell has just three hits in 32 at bats. Those three hits are two doubles and a home run.
Farewell, Josh. I’ll always remember you as the guy that hit two bombs off of Cliff Lee on August 21, 2010, not as the guy that showed up last to this year’s Spring Training or hit .200 in 79 big league games.