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Heath Bell AS-3AW-1

+ Played between 1997-2014 Reached MLB Status: Retired


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Biography Data
Positions: P-948
Proper Name: Heath Justin Bell
Born: September 29, 1977 (38.334)
Place Oceanside, California
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 244 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Tustin (Tustin,CA)
College: Santiago Canyon College
Drafted: 1997 -- 69th round (1583rd overall) by Tampa Bay Rays (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:August 24,2004 (26.329)
Service Time:8.141 (2014)
TBC Player ID:4541
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Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2015-03-24 - Announced retirement More
Recent Contract:Signed to Minor League Contract by Washington Nationals (2014-12-23)
Organizations:NYN, SDN, MIA, ARI, TBA, BAL, NYA
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (63.06%) -- Curveball (29.73%) -- Sinker (4.96%) -- Changeup (2.19%) -- Slider (0.06%)
Fastball Velocity: [2014] - 91.41 - [2013] - 93.12 - [2012] - 93.55 - [2011] - 93.94 - [2010] - 93.9


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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2015MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2015-03-24RPRMLBAnnounced retirement---
    2015-03-24RPFAMLBReleased by Nationals---
    2014
    2014-12-23Washington NationalsRPMinorsWashington NationalsMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2014-06-24-RPFA-MLBReleased by Yankees---
    2014-06-13New York YankeesRPMinorsScranton/Wilkes-BarreAAAAssigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)---
    2014-06-11RPFAMLBReleased by Orioles---
    2014-05-18Baltimore OriolesRPMinorsNorfolkAAAAssigned to Norfolk (AAA)---
    2014-05-16Baltimore OriolesRPMinorsBaltimore OriolesMLBSigned to minor league contract---
    2014-05-12-RPFA-MLBCleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent---
    2014-05-11-RPFA-MLBReleased by Rays---
    2014-05-04Tampa Bay RaysRPDFATampa Bay RaysMLBDesignated for Assignment---
    2013
    2013-12-03Tampa Bay RaysRPActive-MLBTampa Bay RaysMLBTraded from Diamondbacks to Rays in 3-team deal involving Ryan Hanigan, David Holmberg, Todd Glaesman (PTBNL) and Justin Choate40man
    2012
    2012-10-21Arizona DiamondbacksRPActive-MLBArizona DiamondbacksMLBTraded from Marlins to Diamondbacks for Yordy Cabrera40man
    2012-05-08Miami MarlinsRPActive-MLBMiami MarlinsMLB40man
    2011
    2011-12-05Florida MarlinsFlorida MarlinsMLB---
    2011-01-18San Diego PadresSan Diego PadresMLB---
    2010
    2010-01-15San Diego PadresSan Diego PadresMLB---
    2009
    2009-01-20San Diego PadresSan Diego PadresMLB---
    2008
    2008-03-03San Diego PadresSan Diego PadresMLB---
    2007
    2007-03-02San Diego PadresSan Diego PadresMLB---
    2006
    2006-03-02New York MetsNew York MetsMLB---
    2005
    2005-03-02New York MetsNew York MetsMLB---
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Marlins
    Granted free agency
    Signed by Padres (1-year)
    Signed by Padres (1-year)
    Traded by Mets with Heath Bell to Padres for Ben Johnson and Jon Adkins
    Signed as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Mets.
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Tampa Bay Rays in 69th round (1583rd overall) of 1997 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2014Tampa Bay Rays$ 10,000,000107289$ 500,000$ 3,256,497
    2013Arizona Diamondbacks$ 10,000,00092190$ 490,000$ 3,021,531
    2012Miami Marlins$ 7,000,000132986$ 480,000$ 2,954,887
    2011San Diego Padres$ 7,500,000113188$ 414,000$ 2,722,6072011-12-05 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2012-2014 ($27m) Vesting option for 2015
    2011-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($7.5m) Avoided arbitration
    2010San Diego Padres$ 4,000,000213676$ 400,000$ 2,812,4122010-01-15 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($0.4m) avoided arbitration
    2009San Diego Padres$ 1,255,000392752$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-01-20 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($1.255m) Avoided arbitration
    2008San Diego Padres$ 420,0005451840$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-03-03 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($0.42m)
    2007San Diego Padres$ 385,5006712917$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-03-02 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.3855m)
    2006New York Mets$ 327,000742370$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-03-02 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.327m)
    2005New York Mets$ 300,000794340$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-03-02 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($0.3m)
    2004New York Mets$ 300,000755370$ 300,000$ 2,070,100

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