Bell was exchanged for two pitchers.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell has been traded to the Washington Nationals, the Pittsburgh Pirates confirmed on Thursday.

In exchange, right-handed pitchers Wil Crowe, 26, and Eddy Yean, 19, will be joining the Pirates roster.

“Wil Crowe commands a solid fastball and several good secondary pitches. He brings a strong reputation and work ethic, and has a chance to compete for Major League innings in 2021,” Pirates General Manager Ben Cherington said. “Eddy Yean is a Dominican League prospect who was one of the better young pitchers in the short season in 2019. He has a mid90’s fastball to go along with a promising slider and changeup. Yean will join a growing group of promising starting pitching prospects within our minor league system.”

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