Is a third-generation major league baseball player...grandfather Gus, played for Cincinnati (1953-61)...father Buddy, played
18 seasons in the majors, managed in Detroit (1996-98) and Colorado (2000-02) and currently serves as the bench coach in
Cleveland...brother David plays for the Philadelphia Phillies and brother, Ricky, plays in the Dodgers organization at Triple-A
Las Vegas in 2004...graduated from Moeller High School in Cincinnati, the same school that produced his father, Buddy, as
well as Ken Griffey Jr. and Barry Larkin...resides in Chandler, Ariz. with wife Kelly and son Luke.2004
Spent the entire season at Triple-A Charlotte in the White Sox organization.
Belted a career-high 25 home runs and drove in 80 runs in 124 games, batting .235 (107-456).
Appeared in 81 games at first base, 35 at third base and eight as designated hitter. 32 of his first 34 starts of the season
came at third base (other two at DH).
Strung together a season-high 10-game hitting streak from 7/30-8/9 (.425, 17-40, 5 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI).
Collected a season-high four hits in a 4-4 effort on 8/1 vs. Durham.
Accounted for all four runs in a 4-2 win on 4/30 vs. Louisville thanks to 1st inning grand slam off pitcher Bubba Nelson.
Hit safely in 15-of-18 games from 4/23-5/10 (.318, 21-66).
Batted .284 (25-88) in 24 games in August.
Had two hits in his final 30 at-bats, with one being a two-run HR, dropping his batting average from .246 to .235.
2003Spent entire season at Triple-A Tucson in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization...finished third on the team in
doubles (26), tied for third in RBI (70) and fourth in home runs (11)...hit .346 (72-208) at home and .178 (37-208) with seven
home runs on the road...hit .333 with runners in scoring position and .385 with the bases loaded...was named to the Pacific
Coast League midseason All-Star team...appeared in 78 games at second base, 17 at first, 14 at third base and 10 in left field.2002Played for Colorado Springs (AAA) in the Rockies system...hit .354 (29-82) vs. left-handers and .247 (39-158) vs. righthanders...
hit safely in 23 of 25 games from 4/25-7/28, going 38-99 (.384)...was on the disabled list with a left hand injury from
5/13-7/21.2001Split season between Single-A Salem and Colorado Springs (AAA) in the Rockies system...combined to hit .285 (95-
333) with 13 home runs and 53 RBI at the two levels...tied for fourth on the team at Colorado Springs with 13 home runs...hit
.400 (28-70) vs. left-handed pitching...homered twice on 8/21 vs. Salt Lake...suffered broken left forearm at end of spring
training...was on Colorado Springs disabled list from 4/5-5/28, including a four-game rehabilitation stint at Salem.2000Appeared in 115 games at Louisville (AAA) in the Reds system...finished second on the team with 22 home runs...made
his major league debut on 7/20 at HOU -- in doing so, the Bell family became the first in major league history with three
generations playing for the same team...his grandfather, Gus, and father, Buddy, also played for the Reds...recorded his first
major league hit (off Brian Anderson) in first career start on 7/23 vs. ARI...hit first major league home run on 9/2 vs. MON, a
pinch-hit solo shot off Steve Kline.1999Played a career-low 39 games at Triple-A Norfolk...suffered torn ligaments in three fingers on his right hand...underwent
surgery on 6/1 and missed remainder of the season.1998Hit a combined .270 (103-382) with 17 home runs and 78 RBI in 113 games at Norfolk (AAA), Single-A St. Lucie and
Double-A Binghamton in the New York Mets organization.1997Split time between Oklahoma City (AAA) and Tulsa (AA) in the Rangers system...spent majority of season at Oklahoma
City...combined to hit .248 (112-451) with 13 home runs and 61 RBI at the two stops.1996Spent entire season at Double-A Tulsa...led Texas League third basemen in fielding percentage (.936), putouts (90),
assists (277), total chances (107) and double plays (28)...played for Tempe in the Arizona Fall League.1995Appeared in a career-high 129 games at Single-A Charlotte.1994Recorded a career-high 16 stolen bases at Single-A Charleston (SC).1993Made his pro debut with the Rangers in the rookie Gulf Coast League...led the GCL in games (60), hits (73), total bases
(107) and extra-base hits (22)...was selected to the Baseball AmericaShort Season All-Star Team...was chosen by Texas with
a sandwich pick (30th overall) in the June free agent draft...was recommended/signed by Andy Johnson and J.I. Dreyer.