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Quick Notes: Former Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell signs with the Cleveland Guardians
The Cleveland Guardians have agreed to a two-year, $33 million deal with first baseman Josh Bell including an opt-out clause after the 2023 season
The Cleveland Guardians have agreed to a two-year, $33 million deal with first baseman Josh Bell that includes an opt-out clause after the 2023 season, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Bell, 30, spent the first five seasons of his career with the Pirates before playing for the Nationals in 2021 and both the Nationals and Padres last season. He was shipped to San Diego as part of the "Juan Soto" trade. Bell was an All-Star in 2019 and won a Silver Slugger last season.
In 156 games between D.C. and San Diego last year, Bell hit .266/.362/.422 (128 OPS+) with 29 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs, 71 RBI, 78 runs and 3.0 WAR.