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Josh Bell is Spending September Looking For Consistency, Rather Than Tinkering

Josh Bell has 24 home runs this year. Photo Credit: David Hague
Josh Bell is Spending September Looking For Consistency, Rather Than Tinkering

PITTSBURGH — Pirates first baseman Josh Bell isn’t a player that ever really gets comfortable doing one thing. Especially when it comes to his swing.

Bell is a notorious tinkerer. Whether it’s the positioning of his front foot, his hands, his back elbow, he’s not afraid to go out and try new things — even at the major-league level.

Part of that stems from his .262 career batting average being a lot lower than the .303 mark he posted in the minors and a desire to increase that figure. But a good part of it is also just Bell’s nature as someone who is curious about how things might look if he did things just a bit differently.

With the Pirates playing out the string though the month of September, that would seemingly be the perfect time for someone of Bell’s nature to go out and try...

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