Sunday, April 3, 2011
Indians Acquire Bubba Bell
A minor move but the Indians have acquired Bubba Bell from the Red Sox organization. After spending part of 2009 and all of 2010 in AAA, Bell is nice emergency depth for the Indians should their outfield suffer yet another injury or two. Bell is hardly an elite talent, or a prospect at all really, but the 29 year old corner outfielder did show some decent pop in 2007, belting 26 home runs and 13 more in 2008. Since then however the power numbers have fallen off. He's almost certain to be nothing more than Minor League filler in 2011, but there is at least a remote possibility that he cracks the roster, so the move is worth mentioning.