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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
92-70 7-3 W2
81-81 5-5 L1
78-84 4-6 W1
66-96 6-4 L3
65-97 3-7 L2

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .266 17 71 .784 0
Post Season .250 2 5 .714 0

Top Josh Bell News

  • Guardians' Josh Bell: Lands with Cleveland

    Bell signed a two-year, $33 million deal with the Guardians on Tuesday, which includes an opt-out after the first season, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    The Guardians won a postseason series last season despite ranking 29th as a team in home runs. Bell theoretically offers the team plenty of additional pop, as he homered 37 times back in 2019 and has topped 25 home runs in two other seasons. He suffered through a bit of a power outage last season, however, clearing the fence just 17 times while splitting time between the Nationals and Padres. He still managed a solid .266/.362/.422 slash line and his 15.8 percent strikeout rate was strong. Assuming he rebounds from the slump he fell into after his midseason move to San Diego, he should offer the Guardians a well-rounded presence in the middle of their lineup

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  • Padres' Josh Bell: Not starting Game 3

    Bell isn't in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against Philadelphia on Friday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

    After going 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a Game 2 victory on Wednesday, Bell will get a day off Friday. Brandon Drury will step in as the Padres' designated hitter, allowing Wil Myers to start at first base.

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  • Padres' Josh Bell: Hits solo shot in Game 2

    Bell went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Game 2 of the NLCS on Wednesday afternoon as the Padres defeated the Phillies, 8-5.

    Bell came into Game 2 hitting just 3-for-23 in the postseason with nine strikeouts, but he was able to get back on track Wednesday. Bell's solo homer in the bottom of the second off Aaron Nola helped the Padres come back from a 4-0 deficit and tie the series at 1-1. The 30-year-old DH hit just three home runs across 53 games once he joined the Padres in 2022, but he can atone for his disappointing regular season by continuing to flash his power for the Padres in the NLCS.

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  • Padres' Josh Bell: Not starting Game 4

    Bell will sit for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Saturday.

    Bell hit just .192/.316/.271 with three home runs in 53 games following his move to San Diego at the deadline. He does have one homer this postseason but has just three total hits in 20 trips to the plate to go with seven strikeouts. Brandon Drury will be the designated hitter Saturday.

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  • Padres' Josh Bell: On bench again Wednesday

    Bell isn't starting Game 2 of the NLDS against the Dodgers on Wednesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Bell is on the bench for a second consecutive game to begin the NLDS after he went 3-for-13 with two RBI during the NL Wild Card Series against the Mets. Brandon Drury will serve as the designated hitter and bat cleanup once again.

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  • Padres' Josh Bell: Sitting out Game 1

    Bell isn't in the lineup for Game 1 of San Diego's NLDS matchup against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    After going 3-for-13 with two RBI in the NL Wild Card Series against the Mets, Bell will get a day off Tuesday. Brandon Drury will serve as the Padres' designated hitter instead and bat fourth.

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  • Padres' Josh Bell: Heads to bench Wednesday

    Bell isn't starting Wednesday against the Giants, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Bell started the last five games and went 4-for-15 with two runs, two RBI, five walks and five strikeouts. Manny Machado will serve as the designated hitter while Brandon Dixon starts at third base Wednesday.

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  • Padres' Josh Bell: Remains out of lineup Thursday

    Bell isn't starting Thursday against the Dodgers, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Bell has gone 0-for-15 with two runs, an RBI, four walks and a strikeout over his last six games, and he'll take a seat for the third time in the last four matchups. Brandon Dixon is serving as the designated hitter and batting seventh.

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  • Padres' Josh Bell: Steps out of lineup

    Bell is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Bell is hitless over his past 14 at-bats and will head to the bench Wednesday for the third time in San Diego's last five games. Brandon Drury will serve as the designated hitter while Wil Myers starts at first base.

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  • Padres' Josh Bell: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Bell is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Bell has a .091/.259/.091 slash line over his past eight contests and will take a seat Sunday for the second time in San Diego's last three games. Brandon Drury will serve as the designated hitter while Wil Myers receives another start at first base.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Irving, TX
Age: 30
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: S, R