Pirates’ Bell named NL Player of the Week

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pirates 1B Josh Bell has been named the W.B. Mason National League Player of the Week.

Bell hit .407 with six runs scored, 11 hits, adding a double, 4 home runs, 10 RBI and four walks over 7 games played between May 13-19.

Bell has 14 home runs on the season.  That is the most for a Pirates’ player through his first 44 games since Hall of Famer Willie Stargell had 15 in 1973.

It is also the first career Player of the Week Award for Bell. 

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