Josh Bell went down early in the 2012 season with a torn meniscus. The 2011 second round pick was originally expected to return during the 2012 season. However, Bell's knee experienced swelling during the rehab process, which kept the outfielder out of action for the remainder of the season.

"He’s still within that four to six month window for the meniscus tear that he had," Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said. "We were hoping it was going to be on the shorter said of that, unfortunately now it’s in the middle part of that, and may get to the longer part of it. Some bodies respond differently than others, and Josh is a competitor. He wanted to be back out there, and get going on. His body just hasn’t cooperated with him. We’re continuing to work through, what are the options, r...

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