Josh Bell RUMORS & NEWS

  • Josh Bell, Starling Marte hope to return before season's end

    MLB.com "The Pirates haven’t given up hope that they’ll see first baseman Josh Bell and center fielder Starling Marte on the field before the regular season ends. More than anything, that’s because Bell and Marte -- two of the Bucs’ best players this year --..." September 19

  • Josh Bell gives the Pirates a glimmer of hope for next year and beyond as a potential star

    CBS Sports "At some point in the very near future, the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to be eliminated from postseason contention. They are likely to lose more than 87 games, which would make this their worst season since 2011. The Andrew McCutchen-Starling Marte core made the playoffs..." September 06

  • What's going on with Josh Bell?

    The Sports Daily "If we solely take a look at Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell‘s season-long numbers, his 2019 campaign is already far-and-away the best of his young career. The only problem is that his production has been awfully lopsided. Entering Sunday’s action, Bell has..." August 11

  • How Bucs' faith put Josh Bell on road to stardom

    MLB.com "Clint Hurdle and Neal Huntington were talking over the winter, batting around ideas about the 2019 Pirates and one of their most important players: Josh Bell. Bell was coming off a disappointing season. He hit .261 with 12 home runs and 62 RBIs in 148 games. He was bumped out of the..." July 09

  • Will Josh Bell sign long term with Pirates? His agent explains

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "After a throng of media dispersed and left the Grand Ballroom of the Huntington Convention Center, Scott Boras approached one of his clients, Josh Bell. “Show ‘em the boots,” Boras joked, wanting Bell to show off a pair of tan boots that he paired with cream-colored..." July 09

  • Josh Bell has ball painted like ‘Wilson’ from ‘Castaway’ in locker

    Sportress of Blogitude "Josh Bell has been a power-hitting revelation for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, and the first baseman put an exclamation point on his long-ball prowess with a remarkable slugging display during Monday’s 18-5 thrashing of the Chicago Cubs. Bell, who will take part in the..." July 02

  • Pirates’ Clint Hurdle believes Josh Bell won’t mishandle fame

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "While Josh Bell finds himself in demand all over the major leagues, Clint Hurdle doesn’t believe the fame will negatively impact his slugging first baseman. “We’ve had a couple conversations along the way,” the Pittsburgh Pirates manager said. Hurdle..." June 01

  • After losing his power stroke in 2018, Josh Bell has become one of the top hitters in baseball in 2019

    CBS Sports "I know of at least one person who did not expect Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell to have the monster breakout season he's currently having. In the days leading up to Opening Day 2019, an anonymous scout absolutely shredded Bell in Sports Illustrated's season preview. The..." May 26

  • Pirates slugger Josh Bell proving critics wrong with breakout season

    USA Today "It’s like vacationing in Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower, traveling to San Francisco without seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, or traveling to the Grand Canyon, without, well, looking into the canyon. Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell, a Texas native, spent his..." May 20