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Josh Bell Homers in Futures Game, Diaz Takes Pride in Representing Pirates

Josh Bell Homers in Futures Game, Diaz Takes Pride in Representing Pirates

After looking a bit over-matched during his first at-bat in a strikeout against Marlins left-handed prospect Jarlin Garcia, Josh Bell certainly showed the power potential that he has in his second at-bat.

Bell, who has shown much more power from the left side of the dish, hammered a 1-0 fastball off Edwin Diaz of the Mariners over the right-center field wall for a 388-foot two-run homer in the fourth inning of the All-Star Futures game in Cincinnati.

“[The pitch on the home run] was a sinker,” Bell said. “He threw a ball for the first pitch. I was ready to swing, got my pitch, and drove it. It was an awesome experience and is one of those things that you cross your fingers to hit a home run and I was blessed to do it in that situation.”

In addition, Bell made a nice backhand scoop...

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