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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2010
When he was acquired by the Orioles from the Los Angeles Dodgers last July in the George Sherrill trade, young third baseman Josh Bell called the deal a welcome opportunity to get to the big leagues quicker than he might have in the prospect-laden Dodgers organization. It just didn't figure to come this soon. With designated hitter Luke Scott going on the disabled list after straining his left hamstring while rounding the bases on his eventual game-winning home run Wednesday and the club not wanting to rush back outfielder Felix Pie from his back injury, the Orioles surprisingly summoned Bell, the organization's top position prospect, to the major leagues though his stay might not be long.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
Left-handed relief pitcher Mike Belfiore has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers , the Orioles announced Thursday before their game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Belfiore, whom the Orioles acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in May 2012 as the player to be named later in the trade for third baseman Josh Bell -- was designated for assignment Sunday. That move cleared space on the 40-man roster for right-hander Evan Meek and outfielder-designated hitter Delmon Young , who both made the Opening Day roster.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2010
— Josh Bell knew his first time in the major leagues wouldn't last long, so he harbors no disappointment that he didn't play much. "I think the competitor in me, I want to just play," said Bell, who officially will be sent back to Triple-A Norfolk when Chris Tillman is activated to start Saturday's game. "But I have been having a blast being here and being in the big leagues. So I have no problem with sitting and waiting for my opportunities. " Bell started just four games — two at third base and two at designated hitter — since being promoted July 1 and immediately making his major-league debut.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2013
May 12 has been a pretty important day for left-hander Mike Belfiore. Last year, on May 12, Belfiore was traded to the Orioles as the player to be named later in the deal that sent infielder Josh Bell to Arizona. And on Sunday, he was called up from Triple-A Norfolk to provide bullpen insurance after consecutive four-inning outings by Orioles starters. So Belfiore stepped into a big league clubhouse for his potential debut one year to the day of joining the organization. “It's pretty crazy because last year at this time I got traded the exact same day,” said the 24-year-old Belfiore.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2010
The Orioles will start the second half of the season Friday without one of their prized young players. Switch-hitting catcher Matt Wieters was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, a move that will keep him out of the lineup until July 25 at the earliest. Wieters suffered a strained right hamstring running the bases last Friday in the Orioles' 7-6 victory over the Texas Rangers. He had missed the previous night's game with tightness in his hamstring, but he aggravated the injury when he rounded second base in the fifth inning and fell awkwardly.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | August 14, 2009
It's not the number of tattoos. It's not the profound message attached to those lasting images. What sets apart Josh Bell's tribute to his late father is the location. There's no coincidence that the body art memorializing Bruce Bell - the cross, the halo, the angel wings, the doves and the clouds - adorns the entire right arm of the Orioles' newly anointed third baseman of the future. Bell threw 90 mph in practice as a high school sophomore. Scouts still rave about the cannon attached to his right shoulder.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
Left-handed relief pitcher Mike Belfiore has been claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers , the Orioles announced Thursday before their game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Belfiore, whom the Orioles acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in May 2012 as the player to be named later in the trade for third baseman Josh Bell -- was designated for assignment Sunday. That move cleared space on the 40-man roster for right-hander Evan Meek and outfielder-designated hitter Delmon Young , who both made the Opening Day roster.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
In preparation for setting their roster before December's Rule 5 draft, the Orioles added two players to their 40-man roster on Tuesday, infielder Jonathan Schoop and left-hander Mike Belfiore. To make room, the Orioles took pitcher Oliver Drake off the roster and outrighted him to Triple-A Norfolk. Schoop, 21, was the organization's 2011 minor league player of the year and held his own at Double-A Bowie (.245 average and .324 on-base percentage) in 2012 despite being one of the youngest players at that level.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2011
Continuing to tinker with their roster on a daily basis, the Orioles optioned starter Mitch Atkins to Triple-A Norfolk after Sunday's game and are planning to add right-handed reliever Mark Worrell and third baseman Josh Bell before Monday's series opener against the Boston Red Sox. Atkins sealed his fate by allowing three earned runs on six hits and two walks over three innings in the Orioles' 8-3 victory Sunday over the Cleveland Indians. In two starts since holding the Texas Rangers to one run over six innings in his first major league start, Atkins has surrendered nine runs on 13 hits, five homers and three walks in just 42/3 innings.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2012
Baseball America has acquired the list of minor leaguers that have applied for free agency and there are 25 former Orioles farmhands that can now look for work elsewhere. It's a procedural filing - some of the players will come back to the organization. A guy like infielder Steve Tolleson, for instance, who is established with manager Buck Showalter and gets call-up consideration anytime there is a need likely will view the Orioles organization as his best bet and re-sign. That is unless he can land a big league deal.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. - Earlier this spring, an Orioles official was talking causally about the competition for the fifth starter's spot. He mentioned Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, Brian Matusz, Jair Jurrjens. And then he paused. "I'm forgetting somebody," the official said, before slapping his hand on his head. "Steve Johnson. You CAN'T forget Steve Johnson. " Johnson, the 25-year-old Baltimore native and St. Paul's graduate, cracks a smile when the story is retold. "I've always been that guy. I was never a high prospect or anything like that.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
-- The Orioles made a few more cuts Monday, optioning three members of their 40-man roster to Triple-A Norfolk while bringing the number of players in big league camp to 53 with three weeks remaining in spring training. It was no surprise that outfielder Xavier Avery, right-hander Zach Clark and lefty Mike Belfiore, all of whom could have roles with the big league club at some point this season, were sent out to get more consistent playing time. The 23-year-old Avery, who hit .223 in 32 games for the Orioles in 2012, had just two singles in 11 at-bats this spring.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
In preparation for setting their roster before December's Rule 5 draft, the Orioles added two players to their 40-man roster on Tuesday, infielder Jonathan Schoop and left-hander Mike Belfiore. To make room, the Orioles took pitcher Oliver Drake off the roster and outrighted him to Triple-A Norfolk. Schoop, 21, was the organization's 2011 minor league player of the year and held his own at Double-A Bowie (.245 average and .324 on-base percentage) in 2012 despite being one of the youngest players at that level.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2012
Baseball America has acquired the list of minor leaguers that have applied for free agency and there are 25 former Orioles farmhands that can now look for work elsewhere. It's a procedural filing - some of the players will come back to the organization. A guy like infielder Steve Tolleson, for instance, who is established with manager Buck Showalter and gets call-up consideration anytime there is a need likely will view the Orioles organization as his best bet and re-sign. That is unless he can land a big league deal.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2012
The Orioles have acquired left-handed minor-league reliever Mike Belfiore from the Diamondbacks as the player to be named later in the Josh Bell trade, the club announced Saturday. The 23-year-old was 0-0 with a 2.37 ERA with 28 strikeouts and just five walks in 19 innings this season with Arizona's high Class-A team in Visalia, Calif. This is the first season in Belfiore's four minor leagie seasons that he's pitching exclusively out of the bullpen. In four minor-league seasons, Belfiore is 9-16 with a 4.05 ERA and 267 strikeouts in 282 2/3 innings Bell, once seen as the Orioles' third baseman of the future, was acquired in July 2009 along with minor league pitcher Steve Johnson in the deadline deal that sent closer George Sherrill to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2012
Josh Bell, once thought to be the club's third baseman of the future, is now an ex-Oriole. The Orioles traded the 25-year-old third baseman to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday for a player to be named later or cash considerations. “We didn't have a meeting of the minds for the player. So we are going to work on that for a short period of time,” said Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette. “It may or may not be a player. We assigned (Bell to Arizona) and it may or may not be a player, it may just be cash considerations.” The Orioles acquired Bell in July 2009 along with minor league pitcher Steve Johnson in the deadline deal that sent closer George Sherrill to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
-- The Orioles made a few more cuts Monday, optioning three members of their 40-man roster to Triple-A Norfolk while bringing the number of players in big league camp to 53 with three weeks remaining in spring training. It was no surprise that outfielder Xavier Avery, right-hander Zach Clark and lefty Mike Belfiore, all of whom could have roles with the big league club at some point this season, were sent out to get more consistent playing time. The 23-year-old Avery, who hit .223 in 32 games for the Orioles in 2012, had just two singles in 11 at-bats this spring.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2010
Exactly a year and one day since he was traded to the Orioles and labeled the organization's third baseman of the future, Josh Bell was in a big league lineup with the knowledge that if he performs, he's here to stay. Bell, the 23-year-old whom the Orioles acquired before last year's trade deadline from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the deal for George Sherrill, was officially activated Saturday to take traded third baseman Miguel Tejada's spot on the roster. And unlike his previous two stints with the club earlier this season, the plan is for the switch-hitter to play every day. "You don't ever expect the opportunity," said Bell, who hit .263 (5-for-19)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
The Orioles have claimed catcher Luis Exposito off waivers from the Red Sox, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. To make room for Exposito on the club's 40-man roster, the Orioles have designated third baseman Josh Bell for assignment. The 25-year-old Exposito, who was in major league spring training camp with the Red Sox this season, put up a career .268/.324/.420 line in seven minor league seasons with Boston. He was hitting .200/.273/.400 in 10 at bats this season with Triple-A Pawtucket.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2011
Josh Bell's last major-league call-up was so quick he couldn't even pour a cup of coffee. He was in Baltimore on Monday, pinch-hit, singled and scored a run against the Boston Red Sox, and then returned to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday. The 24-year-old third baseman is back again, receiving the promotion Saturday when outfielder Luke Scott was placed on the disabled list. "I've seen that I was in the lineup," Bell said Saturday afternoon before batting seventh and playing designated hitter against the Los Angeles Angels.
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