The trade deadline has come and gone and one of the players traded was INF Josh Bell. Moving from the Cleveland Guardians to the Miami Marlins, the Marlins solidified their first base position with one of the more solid first baseman in the game.
Yesterday, Josh Bell made history with his new club, almost as quickly as he got there. Bell became the first player in franchise history to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in a game. Bell homered as a left-handed batter in the 4th inning, and then as a right-handed batter in the 8th inning.
Bell has settled into Miami quite nicely and provides that veteran presence on such a young team. With the Marlins, Bell is slashing .323/.400/.677 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI. Looking at his season total, he's slashing .241/.325/.407 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI.
Bell has made a name for himself early with his new club. The Marlins are on the rise as their rebuild is starting to turn in the right direction. Bell could very well find himself apart of this team's future for quite sometime.