Orioles assign Josh Bell to Arizona Diamondbacks

The Orioles today announced that they have assigned infielder Josh Bell to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a player to be named later.

Bell had been designated for assignment April 16 when the Orioles claimed catcher Luis Exposito on waivers from Boston.

Bell, 25, batted .200/.221/.264 in 79 games with the Orioles in 2010 and 2011. He was acquired by Baltimore on July 30, 2009 in exchange for left-hander George Sherrill.