All-Star Bell gets raise to $4.8 million from Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell turned his breakout 2019 season into a hefty raise for 2020. Bell will make $4.8 million in 2020 after avoiding arbitration and agreeing to a one-year deal with the club. Bell's signing was the most significant on a busy day for new Pirates general manager Ben Cherington. Pittsburgh reached agreements for 2020 with all eight arbitration eligible players, including reliever Keone Kela, starting pitchers Trevor Williams and Joe Musgrove and second baseman Adam Frazier. 

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