Baseball Notes: D'backs get Bell through 3-team trade

Posted: October 21, 2012

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired reliever Heath Bell and infielder Cliff Pennington in a pair of trades Saturday that sent outfielder Chris Young to the Oakland Athletics.

Arizona obtained Pennington and minor-league infielder Yordy Cabrera from Oakland for Young and cash, then sent Cabrera to the Miami Marlins for Bell and cash.

Earlier in the day, Arizona exercised a $6.5 million option on closer J.J. Putz.

Arizona general manager Kevin Towers said Bell provides a righthanded power arm to help set up Putz and Pennington gives the team experience at shortstop and second base.

Young, Arizona's centerfielder for six seasons, was the odd man out.

Jeter update

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter had surgery to repair a broken left ankle. Robert Anderson operated Saturday in Charlotte, N.C. The Yankees said complete recovery for Jeter is expected to take four-to-five months.

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