Josh Bell Undergoes Surgery

On Tuesday, Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Josh Bell left the West Virginia Power game in the fourth inning after an injury running the bases in the third. Bell hit a two-out single to center field in the bottom of the third inning, but pulled up rounding first base after tweaking his knee. He was pulled from the game and replaced by Willy Garcia in the outfield.

Bell went in for an MRI on Wednesday. He underwent surgery on the meniscus in his left knee on Thursday. The surgery was performed by Dr. Patrick DeMeo in Pittsburgh.

Bell will be returning to Bradenton to begin his rehab and he is expected to return to action later this season.

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  • nickmid13

    Was it a tear or haven’t they released the extent of the injury?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UQEYYVP3GPETWRECYJHCTTAV5Y AndrewB

    ARod had an injury similar to Josh Bell. Expect a potential 6-8 week recovery period before he returns to the field.

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