Marlins closer Steve Cishek primed for spring training to arrive
FEB 5, 11:00a ET | Christina De Nicola
Rotowire: Mar 24 / 3:49p ET
News: Bell has elected to retire, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.
Impact: After getting released by the Nationals Monday, Bell has elected to not try to latch on with another big league club. The three-time All-Star has 168 career saves and now looks forward to spending time with his wife and four kids.
Rotowire: Mar 23 / 2:36p ET
News: Bell was released by the Nationals on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.
Impact: Bell stood little chance of securing a bullpen spot out of camp, and it appears his run with the Nationals has come to a close. He is now a free agent and will likely look elsewhere for another opportunity.
Rotowire: Feb 19 / 7:05a ET
News: Bell lost about 40 pounds this offseason, as he trained for two triathlons and improved his diet, the Washington Post reports.
Impact: Let the parade of "in the best shape of his life" stories begin. The Nationals' bullpen is depleted with the losses of Tyler Clippard, Rafael Soriano and Ross Detwiler this offseason, but Bell still faces an uphill climb to even win a middle relief spot in Washington. A good showing this spring could attract interest from another club, however.