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Diamondbacks acquire infielder Josh Bell from Orioles

Apr 22, 2012, 1:34 PM EST

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As first reported by Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles traded third baseman Josh Bell to the Diamondbacks on Saturday night for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Bell was a fourth-round pick of the Dodgers in 2005 and has made it twice into Baseball America‘s Top 100 prospect rankings. But he failed to land a spot on the Orioles’ Opening Day roster this spring and was batting just .094/.256/.250 with one homer and eight strikeouts through 39 plate appearances at Triple-A Norfolk.

The Diamondbacks will treat the 25-year-old Bell as organizational infield depth.

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