"This guy has had success," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He's been a closer who has pitched in high-level situations. We'll see if he can help us."
A three-time All-Star, Bell has compiled a 3.49 ERA and a 38-32 record with 168 saves in 590 games with the Mets (2004-06), Padres (2007-11), Marlins (2012), D-backs (2013) and Rays (2014).
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