The Nationals resolved their openings initially base on Thursday by getting switch-hitter Josh Bell from the Pirates. In exchange, Washington sent out right-handers Wil Crowe, its No. 3 possibility per MLB Pipe, and Swirl Yean, its No. 6 prospect, to Pittsburgh. “We are enjoyed be including a player of
The Nationals resolved their job in the beginning base upon Thursday by getting switch-hitter Josh Bell from the Pirates. In exchange, Washington sent right-handers Wil Crowe, its No. 3 possibility per MLB Pipeline, and also Eddy Yean, its No. 6 possibility, to Pittsburgh.
” We are enjoyed be adding a gamer of Josh Bell’s quality to our team,” Nationals general supervisor Mike Rizzo said in a statement. “He adds a switch-hitting power bat to our schedule. As well as we know Josh will certainly be an impressive addition to our clubhouse as well as our area.”
Bell, 28, is entering his sixth Major League period. In 2014, he lowered.226/.305/.364 with a. 669 OPS as well as eight home runs in 57 video games. Bell was an All-Star in 2019, when he ranked in the leading 10 amongst National Organization players in RBIs (116, sixth), OPS+ (142, 7th), increases (37, eighth), homers (37, 9th), slugging (.569, nine) and also OPS (.936, 10th).
In his career, Bell has actually hit 261/.349/.466 with an.814 OPS. He averages.271 against righties compared to.232 against lefties.
” I assume in this case, this is just one of those where I can honestly say that Josh is a person that we actually respect as well as value what he suggested to the Pirates and also exactly how he played and how he put on the attire as well as– on a personal level– truly liked and also gained from,” Pirates general manager Ben Cherington claimed through Zoom.
There was a hole in the beginning base complying with a season in which the position was manned by board. Howie Kendrick revealed his retired life on Monday, while< forge-entity title =” Asdrúbal Cabrera” slug=” asdrubal-cabrera-452678″ code=” player” > Asdrúbal Cabrera and also Eric Thames are freelances. Ryan Zimmerman, who became part of the Nats’ plan at first before he chose not to play in 2020, likewise is a free agent.
It stays to be seen exactly how Washington will certainly support the initial base placement. Last period, Bell began 35 video games there, where his fielding percent dipped to.984. He DH ‘d his other 21 video games.
Bell already got a welcome from the Nationals on social media sites. Trea Turner tweeted his exhilaration quickly after the trade was introduced. Bell signs up with an additional Josh on the Nationals– former Pirates teammate Josh Harrison.
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> Let’s go my guy! @JBell_19– Trea Turner (@treavturner) December 24, 2020
Crowe is a previous second-round Draft choice that gained the Carolina League Bottle of the Year honor in 2018, when he went 11-0 with a 2.69 ERA for Class A Advanced Potomac. Last period, the 26-year-old made his Major League launching and went 0-2 with a 11.88 AGE over three starts.
Yean, 19, authorized with the Nationals out of the Dominican Republic for $100,000. In two seasons of professional sphere DSL Nationals, GCL Nationals and Class A Short Season Auburn, he is 3– 5 with a 4.70 AGE in 21 games (20 beginnings).
Jessica Camerato covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter @jessicacamerato, Facebook and Instagram.