Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Josh Bell left the West Virginia Power game tonight after feeling a tweak in his left knee rounding first base. The 2011 second round pick singled to center field with two outs in the third inning, but pulled up rounding first, and was tagged out between first and second. He was replaced by Willy Garcia in the top of the fourth.
Bell will be evaluated by the team physicians tomorrow to determine the severity of the injury.
Tim started Pirates Prospects in 2009 from his home in Virginia, which was 40 minutes from where Pedro Alvarez made his pro debut in Lynchburg. That year, the Lynchburg Hillcats won the Carolina League championship, and Pirates Prospects was born from Tim's reporting along the way. The site has grown over the years to include many more writers, and Tim has gone on to become a credentialed MLB reporter, producing Pirates Prospects each year, and will publish his 11th Prospect Guide this offseason. He has also served as the Pittsburgh Pirates correspondent for Baseball America since 2019. Behind the scenes, Tim is an avid music lover, and most of the money he gets paid to run this site goes to vinyl records.