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Josh Bell Selected to Postseason All-Star Team

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Former Indianapolis Indians first baseman Josh Bell has been selected to the International League Postseason All-Star Team. The announcement was made by IL officials on Tuesday.

The switch-hitter batted .295 with 14 home runs and a team-leading 60 RBIs over 114 games with the Indians this season. His .324 average through July 1 trailed only teammate Adam Frazier (.333) among qualifying IL hitters.

The Irving, Texas, native is currently 11-for-27 with a .541 OBP and two home runs in 14 games with the Pirates.

Bell’s dangerous capabilities at the plate were on full display April 22 in Louisville. He finished 4-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBIs to complete the cycle – the Tribe’s first since 2012. It would be the first of three grand slams for Bell this season, one of which coming in Pittsburgh as his first big league home run on July 9.

His performance in that game would be enough to clinch IL Batter of the Week honors for April 18-24 – a span in which he hit .400 as he notched three doubles, a triple, and two home runs.

The nod is Bell’s second of the season after previously being chosen to participate in the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C. He received his first career Major League promotion on July 8 and was not able to participate.

Bell has been named a Mid-Season All-Star every year since 2013 and was a Postseason All-Star selection in 2013 and 2014.

SOURCE: Indianapolis Indians ♦ PHOTO: Brian Groce

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Josh Bell Promoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates

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The Pittsburgh Pirates today recalled first baseman Josh Bell from Triple-A Indianapolis. To make room for Bell on the 25-man active roster, right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow has been optioned to Triple-A. Bell, who has no previous big league experience, will wear uniform #55.

At the time of his promotion to the big leagues today, Bell was hitting .324 (101-for-312) with 19 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs, 53 RBI, .407 on-base percentage, .535 slugging percentage and .942 OPS in 83 games this season with Indianapolis.

He entered today ranked first in the International League in hits, extra base hits (36), total bases (167), slugging percentage and OPS, second in batting average, tied for second in RBI and third in on-base percentage.

Last month the 23-year-old Bell hit .364 with nine doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 26 RBI in 30 games. His 26 RBI last month were tied for most among all International League players while his 77 total bases ranked first in the league. In addition, his seven home runs were tied for the second-most in the International League last month.

Bell, who was Pittsburgh’s second round selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, entered this season ranked as the organization’s third-best prospect by Baseball America and MLB.com

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Indians’ Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell Named Triple-A All-Stars

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Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell will represent the Indianapolis Indians in the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game on July 13 in Charlotte, N.C. The International League roster was announced Wednesday by the league office.

Glasnow, a right-handed pitcher, was rated the Pirates’ No. 1 prospect and No. 14 overall by Baseball America entering the 2016 campaign. This season he’s gone 7-2 with a 1.70 ERA for the Indians, including a recent run of 13 hitless and 20 scoreless consecutive innings streaks. In June, the 6’ 8” hurler has allowed three earned runs in 34 innings to compile a 0.79 ERA. He leads the IL in strikeouts (105) and is second in ERA (1.70).

Bell, a first baseman, is among the top hitters in the International League. He is the league’s active leader in batting average at .316 with Adam Frazier departing for Pittsburgh on June 24. The switch-hitter is also among the IL’s top hitters in RBIs (2nd, 47), OBP (3rd, .402), and slugging percentage (3rd, .521). Baseball America rated him the Pirates’ No. 2 prospect and 38th overall to begin the season.

Thirteen of the 30 roster slots were determined by an equal combination of fan, field staff, and media voting. The remaining 17 openings were awarded by the International League office.

The International League squad will be opposed by the Pacific Coast League’s top performers. The IL has claimed six of the last seven meetings. Columbus’ Chris Tremie will manage the IL club.

The game will be broadcast live on MLB Network, American Forces Network, MiLB.TV and the Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

SOURCE: Indianapolis Indians ♦ PHOTO: Brian Groce

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