2011 second round pick Josh Bell will be joining the State College Spikes tonight, along with seven other players from the Gulf Coast League. Bell will be in uniform, and will be working out on the team, although he has not been added to the active roster yet. The Spikes play two more games at home, tonight and tomorrow night, and I will be reporting from both.
Also joining the team from the GCL will be pitchers Cesar Lopez, Diomedes Mateo and Logan Pevny, infielder Alen Hanson and outfielders Willy Garcia, Jose Osuna, and Gregory Polanco. None of the eight players, Bell included, are on the active roster yet....
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