Brittany Ghiroli, the O’s MLB.com beat writer, broke the news on Twitter:
I heard that Bell may only be up for a few days, but then I heard this could be long-term. If it’s for a few days, I’m fine with it. But if it’s permanent, I really don’t like the move.
The Oriole Way wrote a guest post a few weeks ago. After reading that post, I think it’s clear Bell isn’t ready for a promotion, and someone needs to make a decision on whether he’s a switch hitter or not. There’s no guarantee he’ll hit lefites better while batting left handed, but it’s something that should be tested. Bell’s AAA splits so far:
Bell couldn’t hit lefites at AAA, imagine how he’s going to fare in the majors…
Stats via Minor League Splits