Bell was one of many family members who enjoyed a long career in baseball. The grandson of former major league outfielder Gus Bell, son of former third baseman and manager Buddy Bell, and brother of former infielder and current Reds skipper David Bell, Mike Bell was the 30th overall pick for the Rangers in 1993. The ex-player – the third baseman appeared in the majors in one season – 2000 – as a member of the Reds, his hometown team. and a close and dear to the heart of his family.
After completing his professional playing career in 2005, Bell moved to the coaching ranks of the minor and major leagues in 2007. He was also director of player development with the Diamondbacks before becoming a prominent member of the Twins manager’s staff. Rocco Baldelli ahead of last season. He has generated interest as a management contender from the Mets, Orioles and Pirates over the past two seasons.
MLBTR sends its condolences to the Bell family, the Twins organization and all those affected by this tragic and sudden loss.