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.