Clearwater, FL (Sports Network) - Phillies third baseman David Bell will be further examined in Philadelphia on Monday, after experiencing shoulder pain during spring trailing.
Bell felt the pain in his right shoulder while taking batting practice and underwent an MRI, the results of which showed tendinitis.
The 31-year-old had to make two tough throws across his body on slow rollers in the Phillies' matchup against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. He has had trouble with the shoulder since.
Bell played in just 85 games last season, batting a paltry .195 with four home runs and 37 RBI. He was hampered by back and hip injuries for much of last season, playing in only two games after the All-Star break.
It currently is unknown how much time Bell might miss, but Shawn Wooten and regular second baseman Placido Polanco could see some time at the hot corner in Bell's absence.