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Juan Bell

Baseball player

Juan Bell Mathey (born March 29, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic), is a former professional baseball player who played in the major leagues primarily as an infielder from 1989 to 1995. Bell was originally signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1984 at the age of 16. After spending four seasons in the Dodgers minor league system, he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles along with relief pitchers Brian Holton and Ken Howell in exchange for Eddie Murray. Bell would see his first major league action the following season, getting called up from the minors in September, 1989. Between that season and 1990, Bell would play in just 13 games, mostly as a pinch runner. In 1991, Bell got his chance at regular playing time, splitting time at second base with Billy Ripken alongside Billy's brother, Cal Ripken, Jr., the Orioles' regular shortstop. However, Bell hit just .172, and the next spring he was beaten out by Mark McLemore and sent back to the minors. In August 1992, Bell was traded in August to the Philadelphia Phillies for infielder Steve Scarsone, and Bell was back in the majors. In 46 games as the Phils' regular shortstop over the remainder of the season, Bell hit .204,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1968-03-29
Place of birth
San Pedro de Macorís
Siblings
George Bell
Profession
Baseball player

Athlete facts

Sports
Baseball

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