Josh Bell's last major-league call-up was so quick he couldn't even pour a cup of coffee.
He was in Baltimore on Monday, pinch-hit, singled and scored a run against the
"I've seen that I was in the lineup," Bell said Saturday afternoon before batting seventh and playing designated hitter against the
Bell, who batted .214 with three homers in 53 games with the
"Being up here last year, and then going back down, it was kind of getting used to some things again, pitching-wise," Bell said. "Just kind of getting back into the swing of things down there was a little bit difficult for me this year. But, towards the end, I started to feel more comfortable. But this is definitely where I want to be, so hopefully I will stick around."
A lot of that may depend on what happens Tuesday, when both middle infielder
Izturis is on a rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie this weekend and Guerrero is expected to join the Baysox on Sunday after experiencing no problems during batting practice at
With a nine-man bullpen, it's possible a reliever could get sent down instead of a second hitter.
"I could sit here and tell you how I feel today, but it could change to Tuesday," Orioles manager
Because Scott was injured, both Bell and outfielder Matt Angle, who was demoted on Friday, did not have to spend 10 days in the minors and were candidates to be recalled. The Orioles chose Bell, who could also potentially spell
"I think Josh is capable of helping us out over there and doing a decent job, but there's a lot of unknown," Showalter said. "In
Bell said he worked particularly hard on his third base defense at Norfolk this season. He was originally supposed to play third on Saturday, but usual starting third baseman
"I wanted to get in there," he said. "I just had my wisdom teeth pulled, so when I got sent down I took two days off, and I'm just ready to get back into it."
The Minnesota Twins started out terribly this season, but thanks to a relatively weak
One of the Twins' top pro scouts has been at Camden Yards the past couple days, and Orioles professional scouting director
The Twins have a surplus of outfielders, and they recently demoted disgruntled right-hander
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