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Heath Bell

Heath Justin Bell (Heater) (twitter: @HeathBell21)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 250 lb.

Born: September 29, 1977 in Oceanside, CA
High School: Tustin HS (Tustin, CA)
Schools: Rancho Santiago College (Santa Ana, CA), Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
Signed
by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent in 1998. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 24, 2004 (Age 26.330)   vs. SDP 2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 SO, 0 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2005 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Padres/Mets/MiamiMarlins/Diamondbacks/Rays 2004-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2014, 3 yrs/$27M (12-14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 8.099, Free Agent: 2015 [*], Agents: MVP Sports Group, previously: ACES [*]
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  • 2/28 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell throws live BP: Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said Monday, Feb. 28, that RP Heath Bell (calf) looked good on...[+]
  • 2/28 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell throws Monday: San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell (calf) threw a bullpen session Monday, Feb. 28, and could be pitching by this coming weekend,...[+]
  • 2/28 MLBTradeRumors: Offseason In Review: San Diego Padres: The Padres are next in our Offseason In Review series. Major League/International Signings Orlando Hudson, 2B: two years,...
  • 2/25 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell ramping up workouts: San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell (calf) will throw and do his first running drills Friday, Feb. 25, since straining his calf on...[+]
  • 2/24 Baseball Press: 2011 Walk Years - Pitchers: Heath Bell will probably be on the move in his walk year. (Getty)When a big leaguer has an expiring contract, it typically means...
  • 2/23 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell to throw bullpen Wednesday: San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell (calf) will throw another bullpen Wednesday, Feb. 23, but is yet to resume full workouts with the...[+]
  • 2/22 MLBTradeRumors: An Early Look At The 2011-12 Free Agent Class: If this winter’s class of free agents intrigued you, just wait until next year. Cliff Lee, Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth...
  • 2/22 Chicken Friars: FanSided All NL West Pitching Staff: Our National League West BLOGS (Venom Strikes (Diamondbacks), Rox Pile (Rockies), Lasorda’s Lair (Dodgers), andFrisco Fastball...
  • 2/22 Chicken Friars: The Morning Friar – 2/22/11: Clipped from: www.usatoday.com (share this clip) The outfielder hit .251 with 17 homers and 69 RBIs last year for St. Louis and...
  • 2/21 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell feels good: San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell (calf) said he felt great after throwing Monday, Feb. 21, according to MLB.com's Tom Singer. 'It...[+]
  • 2/21 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell throwing Monday: San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell (calf) is not throwing batting practice but will throw off a mound Monday, Feb. 21, according to...[+]
  • 2/20 MLBTradeRumors: Week In Review: 2/13/11 - 2/19/11: We saw some big news this week, most notably that Albert Pujols and the Cardinals did not reach an extension prior to his Feb....
  • 2/19 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell unlikely to work off mound this weekend: San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell (calf) is improving and playing catch, but he is unlikely to work off a mound this weekend, reports...[+]
  • 2/18 The Friarhood: Padres Pitchers - Lindy's Scouting Report: Among the many baseball publications I have purchased this winter, one of the most interesting is the 2011 Lindy's Sports Baseball...
  • 2/17 The Friarhood: 2011 Padres: The Bullpen: The 2010 Padres bullpen finished the season as the top ranked group in baseball with a 2.78 ERA. They were a huge contributor...
  • 2/17 Chicken Friars: The Morning Friar – 2/17/11: Clipped from: stlouis.sbnation.com (share this clip) Panda Express owner Tom Davin just happens to be a part of the San Diego...
  • 2/16 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell throws Wednesday: San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell (calf) threw Wednesday, Feb. 16, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center. 'Bell...[+]
  • 2/15 MLBTradeRumors: Padres Notes: Bell, Zaun, Bullpen: Here's the latest from the Padres as they try to match their surprising 2010 season... Heath Bell won't be surprised or...
  • 2/15 Chicken Friars: Heath Bell Injures Calf: San Diego Padres Closer Heath Bell will be sidelined till the weekend with a strained calf. Pitchers and Catchers reported to...
  • 2/15 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell update: Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell (calf) will remain sidelined with a strained calf until at least the...[+]
  • 2/15 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell injures calf: San Diego Padres CL Heath Bell (calf) will be sidelined a few days with a strained left calf, according to the team's Twitter...[+]
  • 2/13 Chicken Friars: Heath Bell and Padres to Discuss Contract Extension: Pitcher Heath Bell has blossomed as an elite closer since his trade to the San Diego Padres from the New York Mets. He anchors...
  • 2/13 MLBTradeRumors: Padres, Bell Will Discuss Multiyear Deal: Heath Bell is surprised to still be a Padre, according to MLB.com's Corey Brock, but he's also very happy about it. Bell told...
  • 2/7 The Friarhood: Padres announce 2011 FanFest schedule: SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today released details surrounding 2011 FanFest, including a complete schedule of clinics,...
  • 2/7 The Biz of Baseball: GUREWITZ: Making Sense of the Mets: Lately it seems like wherever you look, either on and off the field, the New York Mets are in trouble. (Okay, maybe not at third...

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  • 5/31 MLBTradeRumors: Heath Bell's Trade Value: When we looked at Heath Bell's trade value a couple months ago, we assumed the Padres would be sellers this summer. They didn't...
  • 5/31 MLBTradeRumors: Odds & Ends: Cashner, Iwamura, Willis: Memorial Day linkage, as we await today's Tim Lincecum-Ubaldo Jimenez matchup... We will be giving away a DVD of the movie...
  • 5/30 MLBTradeRumors: Padres Will Have Flexibility To Add At Deadline: Before the season started, the general belief was that the Padres would be among the top sellers this season, with Adrian Gonzalez...
  • 5/28 MLBTradeRumors: Heyman On Prince, Buchholz, Sheets, Padres: We've already heard about Roy Oswalt and Cliff Lee, but Jon Heyman of SI.com introduces us to some lower-profile trade candidates...
  • 5/27 Fungoes.net: Recap: Padres 2, Cardinals 1 (13): Wednesday night’s starters, Jaime Garcia and Kevin Correia, combined for 10 walks, and yet neither allowed a run. At first...
  • 5/27 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell blows saveSan Diego Padres CL Heath Bell blew the save Wednesday, May 26, The Associated Press reports. ...[+]
  • 5/23 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell earns save Saturday: San Diego Padres CL Heath Bell earned his 12th save of the season against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, May 22, according to...[+]
  • 5/12 B-R Blog: Remaining relievers with a 0.00 ERA: Here are the remaining 6 players with a 0.00 ERA this season (through yesterday's games) with a  minimum of 10 games: Rk Player ERA G Age Tm GS GF W L W-L% SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA+ 1 Andrew...
  • 5/10 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell blows save: San Diego Padres CL Heath Bell was charged with a blown save by allowing an unearned run on an error in an otherwise perfect ninth...[+]
  • 5/9 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell earns save Saturday: San Diego Padres CL Heath Bell earned his eighth save of the season against the Houston Astros Saturday, May 8, according to The...[+]
  • 5/1 KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Padres | Heath Bell earns save Friday: San Diego Padres CL Heath Bell earned his seventh save of the year Friday, April 30, against the Milwaukee Brewers, according...[+]

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