Former Crescenta Valley High standout Trevor Bell made his pitch for a spot in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's rotation during spring training, but was passed over for that role. Apparently there's no room in the Angels' bullpen for the right-hander, either, as Bell was optioned to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees on Saturday.
Bell began the previous season in Salt Lake and was shuttled back and forth between there and Anaheim, although he did log 34 1/3 total innings in relief over several stints in the big leagues.
This spring, Bell went 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA and five strikeouts to five walks in four appearances. He was solid in his only start, throwing 4 1/3 scoreless innings in a 6-5 win over the Rangers on March 25.