Bell back up with Angels

Former Crescenta Valley High star called up Friday after being sent down to Salt Lake on Monday.

July 31, 2010|By Charles Rich,

GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes playing major league baseball.

Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) pitcher, Salt Lake Bees: It's been a bit of whirlwind week for Bell, a former All-Area Baseball Player of the Year. He was sent down to Salt Lake on Monday after the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired starting pitcher Dan Haren from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a five-player swap Sunday and called up reliever Michael Kohn from Salt Lake.

However, Bell, who was taken in the first round of the 2005 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, was recalled Friday by the Angels for their weekend home series against the first-place Texas Rangers. Bell will reportedly be made available out of the bullpen for the Texas series, though there has been some rumblings about him starting today if Haren is unavailable. He might also start Tuesday at Baltimore in place of Joel Piniero, who suffered a rib-cage strain Wednesday and was placed on the disabled list.


Bell, a right-hander, took the loss Sunday in the Angels' 6-4 loss to the host Texas Rangers. He gave up four runs (all earned) and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings to drop to 1-2 with a 6.75 earned-run average. It was Bell's first start of the season for the struggling Angels.

Seeing a need for Bell to further develop, the Angels opted to put him back on the Triple-A program in the Pacific Coast League, but he never pitched this week for the Bees.

Bell, 23, last pitched for the Bees on July 16, when he went six innings to lead Salt Lake to a 5-3 win against the Sacramento River Cats. Bell allowed five hits, struck out four and didn't walk a batter.

At Salt Lake (54-51 and in third place in the league's Northern Division), Bell is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA in six appearances. In his six starts with the Bees, Bell has allowed 30 hits, struck out 19 and walked six.

Bryan Longpre (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) pitcher, GCL Blue Jays: The Cal State Northridge graduate has flourished since joining Toronto's Golf Coast League team in June. He's picked up one win and seven saves in his last 10 appearances. Longpre has earned all of his saves in his last eight games.

In his last two appearances, Longpre has earned saves.

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