BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Bell is currently in week three of his 2-4 week rehab program following minor knee surgery. According to Todd Tomczyk, the Pirates Head Athletic Trainer, Bell is "slightly ahead of schedule". He was cleared for on-field baseball activities this week, which included hitting and fielding.
"He's in a really good spot," Tomczyk said.
The Pirates are still evaluating whether Bell can be ready by Opening Day, but it would be difficult to imagine him missing the start of the year when he's already practicing and with the season over a month away. Currently, the only thing Bell can't do is run at full speed, so he's not ready to play in games just yet.
In other injury updates, Tomczyk said that Francisco Cervelli is participating in modified baseball activities, and...
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