O’s Acquire Mike Belfiore To Complete Josh Bell Trade

The Orioles have acquired minor league lefty Mike Belfiore from the Diamondbacks to complete the Josh Bell trade, the team announced. Arizona acquired Bell for a player to be named later last month.

Belfiore, 23, was the 45th overall pick of the 2009 draft but has yet to develop as hoped. He owns a 4.05 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in 282 1/3 minor league innings, but has experienced some success after moving to the bullpen full-time last year. Baseball America did not rank him among Arizona's top 30 prospects in their 2012 Prospect Handbook.

Belfiore may be best known for throwing 9 2/3 scoreless innings of relief for Boston College during an NCAA postseason game in 2009, the longest game in college baseball history.

6 Responses to O’s Acquire Mike Belfiore To Complete Josh Bell Trade Leave a Reply

  1. iCracked 3 years ago

    pretty good player for a PTBNL, recent 1st round draft pick with good numbers this year, converted lefty closer

    • Well Bell hasn’t disappointed either. He’s raking in the PCL and could be big league bound if Roberts continues to struggle.

      • If Bell still has a concrete glove at 3B, hitting well won’t be enough.

  2. iCracked 3 years ago

    yep, pretty good swap

  3. He won’t replace Roberts, he’ll replace Ransom as he is returning to earth. The rest of MLB has figured out what they’ve known for a dozen years – he can’t hit a breaking ball. That is IF he ever makes it up before a prospect does.

  4. Can any Diamondback hit a breaking ball?

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