Washington Nationals Acquire Josh Bell

It’s Christmas and the Washington Nationals got a present from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates traded first baseman Josh Bell to the Nationals on Thursday. The Pirates will get pitchers Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean in return, according to ESPN. First base was one of the Nationals’ biggest needs after Howie Kendrick retired and Ryan Zimmerman hit the free-agent market. Now Washington has a switch-hitting power threat at first base who doesn’t hit free agency until after the 2022 season. “We are thrilled to be adding a player of Josh Bell’s caliber to our team,” Nationals general manager Mike Riz…

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