Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher, Heath Bell, is in his first year with the club. On December 1, 2011, he signed a hefty 3-year, $27 million contract with the Miami Marlins, but as was the case with the vast majority of players signed to large contracts with the Marlins, Bell was on his way out of Miami rather quickly.
Bell was represented by ACES Baseball when he signed the deal and stayed with the agency after he was traded to the Diamondbacks. However, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, Bell has departed from ACES and signed with baseball agent Dan Lozano.
Bell becomes the latest player to leave ACES, which is developing quite a list of former clientele now managed by competitors. That list includes Fernando Rodney, Nyjer Morgan, Shane Victorino and Jonny Gomes. Rodney also left ACES to sign with Lozano.