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Heath Bell

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Washington Nationals Relief Pitcher Age: 43-13d Exp: 8.140 Years Bat/Throw: /
College: Rancho Santiago (CA) Agent(s): Levinson brothers (ACES)

Inactive

Nationals – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Heath Bell signed a 1 year / $1,000,000 contract with the Washington Nationals, including $1,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,000,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2015 Contract details by year 37 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000($1,000,000)
    2016 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2014-2014Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $500,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / -
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary -
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA

    2012-2015

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $27,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000,000
    Average Salary $9,000,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,500,000
    Free Agent: 2012 / UFA

    2010-2010

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,000,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,255,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,255,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2008-2008

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $420,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $420,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2007-2007

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $385,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $385,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2003-2003

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $300,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $300,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $300,000 - - $300,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $385,500 - - $385,500
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 - - $420,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $1,255,000 - - $1,255,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 $1,000,000 - $7,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 $1,000,000 - $10,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 $1,000,000 - $6,500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
    Est. Earnings
    (9 seasons)
    $38,860,500 $3,000,000 - $41,860,500
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,860,500 - - $13,860,500
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 $1,000,000 - $11,000,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 $1,000,000 - $10,500,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 $1,000,000 - $6,500,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Mar 29 2015Retired from professional baseball
    Dec 22 2014Signed a 1 year $1 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    Jun 16 2014Signed a 1 year contract with New York (NYY)
    May 16 2014Signed a 1 year contract with Baltimore (BAL)
    May 12 2014Released by Tampa Bay (TB)
    Dec 3 2013Traded to Tampa Bay (TB) from Arizona (ARI) as part of a 3-team trade: Tampa Bay (TB) traded Justin Choate to Arizona (ARI); Cincinnati (CIN) traded Ryan Hanigan and cash considerations to Tampa Bay (TB); Arizona (ARI) traded David Holmberg to Cincinnati (CIN)
    Oct 20 2012Traded to Arizona (ARI) from Miami (MIA) with $8 million for Yordy Cabrera
    Dec 1 2011Signed a 3 year $27 million contract with Miami (MIA)
    Jan 18 2011Signed a 1 year $7.5 million contract with San Diego (SD)
    Jan 15 2010Signed a 1 year $4 million contract with San Diego (SD)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Heath Bell, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team Games IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2014 TB 13 17.1 24 16 14 8 12 1 1 1 0 7.27 1.846 -0.63
    2013 ARI 69 65.2 74 30 30 16 72 12 5 2 15 4.11 1.371 -0.18
    2012 MIA 73 63.2 70 38 36 29 59 5 4 5 19 5.09 1.555 -0.39
    2011 SD 64 62.2 51 20 17 21 51 4 3 4 43 2.44 1.149 0.99
    2010 SD 67 70.0 56 17 15 28 86 1 6 1 47 1.93 1.2 1.86
    2009 SD 68 69.2 54 21 21 24 79 3 6 4 42 2.71 1.12 1.63
    2008 SD 74 78.0 66 31 31 28 71 5 6 6 0 3.58 1.205 0.81
    Totals 583 621.2 572 252 238 211 627 45 38 30 168 3.45 1.260 4.09