Earlier this month, the Chicago Cubs and former National League MVP Cody Bellinger have finalized a $17.5 million, one-year contract.
Today, he took to social media to say thank you to Dodgers fans and Los Angeles. Here is what he said on Instagram to Dodgers fans and Los Angeles:
To the fans, city, teammates, coaches and organization of LA, I feel as if a thank you post on Instagram isn’t enough. But THANK YOU!! I was able to live out my childhood dream for these past 6 years, Memories myself and my family will never forget. It was truly an honor putting on that dodger uniform from that first time my 17 year old self tried it on, till now. Through the ups and down I’ll love and cherish EVERY moment I had out there in La 💙 thank you!!!
On to the next chapter!!
Bellinger, the 2019 NL MVP, was cut by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Nov. 18 after the 27-year-old outfielder hit .210 with 19 homers, 150 strikeouts and a .654 OPS in 144 games. He figures to play center for the Cubs. Bellinger was limited to 95 games during the 2021 regular season when he was on the injured list three times and batted .165. In 2020, Bellinger hit .239 with 12 home runs in 56 games during the pandemic-shortened season. Bellinger has battled injuries since his MVP season, including having surgery on his right shoulder in November 2020.
Bellinger was the 2017 NL Rookie of the Year and 2018 NLCS MVP. He made two All-Star teams.
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