What about Bell?
Josh Bell is not in Friday’s starting lineup and interim manager Juan Samuel acknowledged it will be hard to get some at-bats for the rookie, who was recalled (again) after Matt Wieters went to the DL.
“I might have to give one of our veteran players an off day to get him in there,” Samuel said. “I’d like to see Josh Bell get some at-bats here and we have to try to do anything possible to get him in there. So, we will see the next couple days how this thing pans out.”
The 23-year-old Bell was optioned on July 10 to make room for starter Chris Tillman, but he hadn’t been added to Triple-A Norfolk’s active roster given the All-Star break and the 72-hour rule on reporting.
Bell was batting .266 (76-for-286) with 10 home runs and 44 RBIs in 74 games for the Tides. He made his Major League debut for the Orioles on July 1, and batted .200 (3-for-15) in five games.