The San Francisco Giants now should have nothing to worry about their bullpen.
On Wednesday they claimed closer Heath Bell off waivers from the San Diego Padres.
Bell is 3-4 with 35 saves and a 2.55 earned run average in 54 appearances. Over the last three seasons Bell has been one of the most dynamic closers in the game. He had 42 saves in 2009 and 47 saves in 2010.
Bell is the second high profile reliever the Padres have left go since the trade deadline. On July 31 the Padres traded their setup man Mike Adams to the Texas Rangers.
Even though Bell has nasty stuff, there is a high possibility he will not step into the closer role, but rather be the setup man in San Francisco. That is because the Giants already have the fan favourite Brian Wilson in that role already. Wilson has 35 saves himself and has an earned run average of 3.19 in 55 games.
The Giants currently trail the Arizona Diamondbacks by two games in the National League West.