By Dan Mennella [April 21 at 6:06pm CST]
The Diamondbacks have acquired infielder Josh Bell from the Orioles in exchange for cash, a source tells Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter link). Baltimore designated Bell for assignment earlier in the week.
The Orioles acquired Bell, 25, from the Dodgers shortly before the non-waiver trade deadline in 2009, the deal that sent left-handed reliever George Sherrill to Los Angeles. Bell was a well-regarded prospect then but played poorly in two stints with the O's in 2010 and '11, hitting .200/.221/.264 in 226 Major League plate appearances.
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