|Oct. 20 4:50 PM PT5:50 PM MT6:50 PM CT7:50 PM ET19:50 ET23:50 GMT7:50 CST4:50 PM MST6:50 PM EST7:20 PM VEN3:50 UAE (+1)6:50 PM CT-Bell became the latest player jettisoned by the Miami Marlins when he was dealt Saturday to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who also acquired infielder Cliff Pennington from the Oakland for outfielder Chris Young.
Analysis: The 35-year-old Bell has 151 saves the past four seasons. He signed a $27 million, three-year contract with Miami last offseason but lost his closer's job in July. He finished with 19 saves in 27 chances and a 5.09 ERA in in 73 games.
|Sep. 5 10:45 PM PT11:45 PM MT12:45 AM CT1:45 AM ET1:45 ET5:45 GMT13:45 CST10:45 PM MST12:45 AM EST1:15 AM VEN9:45 UAE12:45 AM CT-Bell is dealing with a sore foot.
Analysis: It's uncertain how much time he will miss.
|Aug. 8 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 CST3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)5:55 PM CT-Bell is close to getting his job back as the Miami Marlins' closer.
Analysis: Manager Ozzie Guillen says Bell has pitched well enough in a reduced role to warrant another shot at the ninth inning. The three-time All-Star signed a $27 million, three-year contract with Miami last December but had struggled so badly in his first season with Miami that he was replaced as the team's closer.
|Aug. 8 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 CST3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)5:55 PM CT-Bell is close to getting his job back as the Miami Marlins' closer. Manager Ozzie Guillen says Bell has pitched well enough in a reduced role to warrant another shot at the ninth inning.
Analysis: Pitching earlier in the game, Bell has yielded only three hits over nine scoreless innings in his last 10 appearances. He is 2-5 with a 5.36 ERA and 19 saves in 25 opportunities.
|June 26 2:01 PM PT3:01 PM MT4:01 PM CT5:01 PM ET17:01 ET21:01 GMT5:01 CST2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST4:31 PM VEN1:01 UAE (+1)4:01 PM CT-Bell was knocked around again during Monday's 8-7, 10-inning loss to St. Louis.
Analysis: Bell allowed four runs, three hits and a walk over one inning of work. While he had compiled 9 1-3 scoreless innings over his last 10 relief appearances, Bell's ERA jumped all the way back up to 6.59.
|May 26 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET18:27 ET22:27 GMT6:27 CST3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST5:57 PM VEN2:27 UAE (+1)5:27 PM CT-Bell blew another save Friday night, and the Miami Marlins held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6. Bell entered in the ninth with a three-run lead but drew boos when he gave up three hits. Manager Ozzie Guillen yanked him with one out, runners at second and third and the Marlins clinging to a 7-5 lead.
Analysis: "I had a gut feeling he's not throwing well,'' Guillen said. "He gets paid to close games, I get paid to win games. It's a very hard, uncomfortable move. Your closer is your closer, but from the beginning I didn't feel comfortable with it. I needed a different look. But he's going to be back there as my closer tomorrow.''
|May 5 4:49 PM PT5:49 PM MT6:49 PM CT7:49 PM ET19:49 ET23:49 GMT7:49 CST4:49 PM MST6:49 PM EST7:19 PM VEN3:49 UAE (+1)6:49 PM CT-One day after blowing his fourth save this season, the Miami Marlins demoted Bell from the closer role.
Analysis: Bell blew his fourth save in seven opportunities Friday night when he allowed the San Diego Padres to tie the score at 8-all with a run in the ninth. The Marlins signed Bell to a three-year, $27-million deal in the offseason.
|May 3 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET14:52 ET18:52 GMT2:52 CST11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST2:22 PM VEN22:52 UAE1:52 PM CT-Bell went belly up again with a fourth blown save Wednesday in a 3-2, 10-inning win over the Giants.
Analysis: Bell never recorded an out after facing three batters with a two-run lead in the ninth inning. The All-Star closer has been anything but sharp for the rebranded Marlins. ``Didn't have it tonight,'' Bell said. ``Ozzie (Guillen) made a good decision and it worked out for us."
|May 2 2:27 PM PT3:27 PM MT4:27 PM CT5:27 PM ET17:27 ET21:27 GMT5:27 CST2:27 PM MST4:27 PM EST4:57 PM VEN1:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-Bell pitched a 1-2-3 ninth as the Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Bell recorded his third save in six chances and first since walking a career-high four batters and taking his third loss Thursday in a 3-2 road loss to the Mets. "Plain and simple, it shows the confidence that Ozzie (Guillen) and the coaching staff have that it will turn around for me,'' Bell said. ``I think that's why they put me out there.''
|May 1 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET22:15 ET2:15 GMT10:15 CST7:15 PM MST9:15 PM EST9:45 PM VEN6:15 UAE (+1)9:15 PM CT-Ozzie Guillen is going to give the struggling Heath Bell every opportunity to keep the closer job for the Miami Marlins.
Analysis: Yet, as Guillen says he will do at every position on his underachieving club, he will consider a change soon if Bell doesn't get back on track. The burly right-hander is 0-3 with a 10.80 ERA with two saves in eight appearances spanning 6 2-3 innings. He was tagged for two runs in a non-save situation in the ninth inning of Miami's 9-5 home loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.
|Apr. 15 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 CST3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Bell, one of the Marlins' All-Star acquisitions this offseason, took the mound with a 4-1 lead to start the ninth Saturday but had a shaky performance for the third time in as many outings this season during a 5-4 defeat.
Analysis: Bell (0-2), booed when he departed after retiring only two of the seven batters he faced, blew a save for the second time in as many chances.
|Apr. 9 3:17 PM PT4:17 PM MT5:17 PM CT6:17 PM ET18:17 ET22:17 GMT6:17 CST3:17 PM MST5:17 PM EST5:47 PM VEN2:17 UAE (+1)5:17 PM CT-Bell blew his first save opportunity of the season Sunday in a 6-5 loss to the Reds.
Analysis: "My job is to save games, and I didn't do it,'' Bell said. "I need to earn the respect from these guys. I need to be more accountable. I didn't make a pitch when I needed to make a pitch.''