BRADENTON, Fla. - A little less than five weeks removed from having surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee, Josh Bell stepped back onto the field again today in a live game situation, getting the start at first base in Spring Training action against the Yankees. Bell would go 0-for-2 with a walk from the plate, but he felt that the outing was a good first step back into competitive action.
"I felt great," Bell said after he exited the game. "It was great getting in the box for the first time in a while with a live game situation."
Bell hit a short dribbler down the first base line his first time up, then he struck out looking in his second at-bat. He took a four-pitch walk in the fifth inning in his final at-bat of the day.
"It wasn't really a good first at-bat on my be...
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