Cardinals promote David Bell to bench coach

Updated: November 3, 2014, 5:20 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have signed David Bell to a two-year contract as bench coach to replace Mike Aldrete, who left last week for the same role with Oakland.

The 42-year-old Bell was assistant hitting coach last year. He played in the majors for 12 years with six teams including the Cardinals.

Bell was a minor league manager in the Reds organization from 2009-12 and third base coach with the Cubs in 2013 before joining St. Louis last year.

Aldrete coached with St. Louis from 2008-14.

Also Monday, the Cardinals added catcher Ed Easley to the 40-man roster, which has five open slots after right-handers Eric Fornataro and Jorge Rondon were claimed off waivers. Fornataro was taken by the Nationals and Rondon by the Rockies.


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