Michael John Bell was born on December 7, 1974, but passed away onMarch 26, 2021. He was an American professional baseball third baseman and coach.
He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds, and was the bench coach of the Minnesota Twins during the 2020 season.
In 2007, Bell was named the coach of the Yakima Bears, a minor league affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He managed the Visalia Rawhide in 2008-09. Bell was most recently the Director of Player Development for the Diamondbacks.
On December 17, 2019, he was named to the Twins coaching staff for the 2020 season, replacing Derek Shelton, who left to manage the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He was married with three children, Luke, Mikayla, and Madeline. He was married to Kelly.
HEALTH AND DEATH
Bell fell ill in July 2020, and an examination discovered tumors on his kidneys.
He underwent a surgical procedure on January 28, 2021, following a diagnosis of kidney cancer, and went on indefinite leave from the Minnesota Twins, working remotely from his Phoenix, Arizona home.
Bell died on March 26, 2021, less than two months after his diagnosis.
Bell’s net worth was estimated at around $1 Million – $5 Million at the time of his death