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Cubs name Bats manager David Bell as third base coach

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The Chicago Cubs have named David Bell as the club's third base coach.

Bell, 40, joins the Cubs after managing and coaching third base in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system the last four seasons, most recently guiding the Triple-A Louisville club in 2012. 

Prior to Louisville, Bell was the manager for Double-A Carolina from 2009-11, with the 2009 campaign marking his first stint as a manager or coach at the professional level after his 12-year major league career ended in 2006.

A former infielder, Bell batted .257 (1,239-for-4,826) with 267 doubles, 123 home runs and 589 RBI in 1,403 major league games for six different teams – Cleveland (1995, 1998), St. Louis (1995-98), Seattle (1998-2001), San Francisco (2002), Philadelphia (2003-06) and Milwaukee (2006).

Bell is a member of one of Major League Baseball's three-generation families, as he is the son of Buddy Bell and the grandson of Gus Bell.  When David hit for the cycle on June 28, 2004 with Philadelphia vs. Milwaukee, he joined Gus as the first grandfather-grandson tandem in major league history to hit for the cycle.  Bell is a native of Cincinnati.

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