Cody Bellinger (28), wearing a Chicago Cubs uniform after being released from the Los Angeles Dodgers last winter, reported his first hit in an exhibition game.
The Chicago Cubs held a 2023 exhibition game against the Seattle Mariners at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona on the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time).
On this day, Bellinger started as the Chicago Cubs’ No. 4 and center fielder and recorded 2 hits and 1 run in 4 at-bats. This was Bellinger’s first hit in this exhibition match.
Previously, Bellinger did not participate in the demonstration game due to a small injury after going 0-for-2 against the San Francisco Giants on the 26th of last month, but returned that day.
In the first at-bat in the first inning, Bellinger hit Seattle starter Robbie Ray with a double to center field, and in the second at-bat in the fourth inning, he homered on a follow-up hit after a hit.
Afterwards, Bellinger entered the batting order as the last batter in the 4th inning, recorded a fly in center field, and withdrew from the game after being replaced by a major defense. 나르샤 토토
As a result, Bellinger recorded 2 hits in 5 at-bats, a batting average of 0.400 and an OPS of 1.000 in 2 demonstration games. It is noteworthy that he hit a double against Ray, a left-handed pitcher.
Bellinger, in his 6th year in the major leagues, walked the path of downfall after winning the 2017 Rookie of the Year and the 2019 National League Most Valuable Player (MVP).
The OPS recorded over the past two seasons were 0.542 and 0.654, respectively. The Los Angeles Dodgers eventually released Bellinger ahead of the 2023 season. After that, Bellinger wore a Chicago Cubs uniform.
Bellinger also expressed his displeasure at the Los Angeles Dodgers, who released him before the exhibition game. Attention is focusing on whether Bellinger can revive with the Chicago Cubs.