Cubs sign former NL MVP Cody Bellinger
|Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 6:31 PM- -|
ESPN is reporting the Chicago Cubs have signed center fielder/first baseman Cody Bellinger to a one-year, $17.5 million contract. Bellinger, a former Rookie of the Year, won the National League MVP in 2019.
Bellinger, 27, is coming off a season in which he had a .210 batting average with 19 home runs and 68 RBIs and struck out 150 times in 504 at bats.
More details soon.
Outfielder Cody Bellinger and the Chicago Cubs are in agreement on a one-year, $17.5 million contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 6, 2022
Cody Bellinger leaving really feels like the end of an era for the #Dodgers. He was a Dodger legend. The good news is the future is bright and they'll still make the playoffs in 2023 even if Andrew Friedman remains in hibernation all offseason.— Jake Reiner (@Reiner_Jake) December 6, 2022
Via Tom Verducci 2 weeks ago, Cody Bellinger's average launch angle from his 1st 4 seasons to the past 2 seasons increased from 17.1 degrees to 21.0 degrees. His ground-ball hits went from 37.8 per year to 18.5.— M@ (@MattSpiegel670) December 6, 2022
1st fix: level the swing, especially with shift restrictions coming.
Cody Bellinger, who is reportedly signing with the Cubs, has played for the Dodgers the last 6 seasons where he made 2 All-Star Games & won NL MVP in 2019. He won a Gold Glove in RF in ‘19 but has played 262 games first base. Injuries slowed his production last 2 years. @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/fphG0MsY0j— Larry Hawley (@HawleySports) December 6, 2022