Bell packs his bags, says goodbye to Pirates

March 29, 2002
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Derek Bell said goodbye to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, even though the Pirates have yet to officially say goodbye to him.


Bell, whose inflammatory remarks two weeks ago all but assured his release, packed his bags and hugged several Pirates clubhouse employees Friday before leaving McKechnie Field. He had reported for treatment on a groin injury that has sidelined him since March 18.

Bell's exit came two days before the Pirates ...

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