Indians Acquire Bubba Bell From Red Sox

The Indians announced that they acquired minor league outfielder Bubba Bell from the Red Sox for cash considerations. and assigned him to Triple-A. The 2005 draft pick had spent his entire pro career in the Red Sox organization until now.

Bell spent last season at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he hit .293/.366/.399 in 396 plate appearances. The 28-year-old has a .292/.370/.447 line in six pro seasons and has considerable minor league experience at all three outfield positions.


20 Responses to Indians Acquire Bubba Bell From Red Sox Leave a Reply

  1. grownice 4 years ago

    Yo Quiero Bubba Bell

  2. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    I always loved Bubba Bell, if for nothing else than his name. He was always fun to hear announced at Spinners games back in the day.

  3. Fangaffes 4 years ago

    Making room for Van Every to come back for a third time?

    • johnsilver 4 years ago

      Hopefully Zach Daeges is still around and over the broken foot problems.. Able to play this season. Not that he is at this point (age wise) a much better prospect than bell, but some younger than VanEvery.

      • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        Well Daeges used to be compared to Youk as potentially late blooming prospect. But after 2 straight years of major injuries I think his small window of time is passed. As far as I know he’s still rehabbing.

        • johnsilver 4 years ago

          That is really a shame.. He was a really nice hitting older prospect also until those last 2 years when those foot problems derailed everything.

    • dc21892 4 years ago

      I mentioned that in the article about the Nats releasing him. I can see him somehow ending up with us again.

  4. The_Silver_Stacker 4 years ago

    Bubba Bell, sound likes one of those Baseball Mogul fictional player names lol

  5. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    masterson obv

  6. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    This makes me sad :(

  7. How batting… Bubba Sterling. Coming soon.

  8. CAD_Monkey 4 years ago

    This reminds me, whatever happened to Tagg Bozied?

  9. PhnxCrew 4 years ago

    bubba was my best good friend

  10. Oilcanoworms 4 years ago

    I thought Bubba had more potential than Nava. Even though I loved Nava’s first major league hit.

  11. bomberj11 4 years ago

    Yeah, ’cause the Red Sox really need the cash…

  12. sportsnut969 4 years ago

    The reason for the Indians side of the deal is they been contacted over the spring by 3 teams about Sizemore locally it was reported 2 of the teams are thought to be The Royals and Sizemore’s hometown of Seattle as soon as Sizemore shows he is healthy he could be dealt at anytime after that. It is known that he will be dealt at some point by the trade deadline anyways.

    Bubba can play CF and still has 3 options left for the Indians to play with but the current CF in Columbus who really opened eyes in Spring Training Carrera will get the first shot and call up when Sizemore is traded.

    I look for no less than 5 guys to be cut traded or sent back to the minors on the Indians current 25 man roster Sizemore / Carmona / Kearns / Everitt / Hanahann / Duncan / Talbot — to be replaced at some point by Carerra / White / Weglarz / Kipnis / Chisenhall / Nick Johnson / Zack McAllister .

    • R34P3R_BOB 4 years ago

      you really think Carmona, or Sizemore will get traded? if sizemore gets traded his team option is a player option, so you wont get much for him, if he doesnt show anything, so it makes no sense to trade him this year, why would the best of the SP’s get sent or traded when we need him, not to mention a very team friendly deal? Kearns is the 4th OF, and wont be cut maybe traded at the deadline, Wegz is injured again who knows when he will be back dont count on seeing him till Sept, Kipnis may be staying in the minors all year

    • Sportsnut969- This is pure and absolute fantasy or else you would have included a link or two.

  13. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    I met a Bubba once… don’t ask.

  14. BoSoXaddict 4 years ago

    The Red Sox did Bubba a favor by trading him. With Kalish, Reddick, Nava and Linares also in Pawtucket there would be practically no playing time for Bubba. Now he’ll get regular PT on the Indian’s AAA team and is probably less blocked by better OF prospects there as well.

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