D-backs recall Bell from Reno, designate Ransom for assignment

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today they have recalled infielder Josh Bell from Triple-A Reno and designated infielder Cody Ransom for assignment, according to D-backs' Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers.

Bell, 25, was hitting .381 (37-for-97) with 9 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and 30 RBI in 26 games with the Aces. He was acquired from the Orioles on April 21 for a player to be named later (Mike Belfiore sent to Baltimore on May 12).

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound switch hitter has appeared in 79 Major League games with the Orioles from 2010-11, going 44-for-220 (.200) with 3 homers and 18 RBI. Bell was originally selected by the Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2005 draft.

Bell will wear No. 15.

Ransom, 36, hit .269 (14-for-52) with 4 home runs and 13 RBI in 17 games with the D-backs this season. He began the season with Reno before his contract was selected on April 18.

The D-backs' 40-man roster is now at 38.