BRADENTON, Fla. - If you saw my videos of Josh Bell hitting and fielding the other day, you might have thought he looks a bit slimmer this year. You wouldn't be wrong. Bell is currently around the 230 mark, which is a big change from a year ago when he came into Spring Training just shy of 250 pounds. His plan this year is to try and stay in the 220-230 range during the season.
There are a few factors that led to this change, and the weight range. Bell had conversations with coaches about his weight, especially after gaining a lot prior to the 2016 season.