Mike Bell, the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins, passed away at age 46 on Friday, March 26. The organization confirmed the news in a statement.
Bell passed away following a battle with kidney cancer.“The entire Minnesota Twins organization is saddened by the death of current bench coach Mike Bell, who passed away today at the age of 46 from cancer,” the team said.“At the request of the Bell family, we will play tonight’s game in honor of Mike.”https://twitter.com/Twins/status/1375540624812879877
Bell was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 1993 amateur draft. He would play in the minor leagues for seven seasons before turning his attention to coaching.
Bell’s brother, David, played for 12 seasons in Major League Baseball and is currently the manager for the Cincinnati Reds. His grandfather, Gus Bell, is in the Reds Hall of Fame.
Our deepest condolences go out to Bell’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult and heartbreaking time.