BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Bell underwent knee surgery at the end of January, which wasn't great timing when you consider the start of Spring Training was approaching. But the timing could have been much worse, such as taking place in July or sometime during the regular season. Bell was expected to be out for 2-4 weeks, and he's currently in his second week of rehab.
"I feel great," Bell said today. "It's good to be back here. It's good to see teammates. It's good to be back on a baseball field for the first time in a month. I'm excited to be back."
Bell said that he was in a "fire hydrant" position for yoga, flipped back around, and couldn't get full flexibility in his knee when he noticed the injury.
"I called [Pirates Head Athletic Trainer] Todd [Tomczyk], and a few days later I wa...
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