Seiya Suzuki was one of the many marquee free agents available this offseason.
He now has a new home with the Chicago Cubs after years in Japan.
The Cubbies signed the young phenom to a five-year, $85 million contract.
Suzuki and the Cubs are ready to go in 2022 as Chicago looks to compete for a playoff spot and rebound from a 71-91 season in which they finished in fourth place in the NL Central and traded away stars Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo.
But today, Suzuki is set to make his first appearance in a Cubs’ uniform.
He will be batting second and playing right field this afternoon.
Batting 2nd, playing right field.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 25, 2022
A Shiny New Toy
Cubs fans have to be excited to see Suzuki in action for the first time today.
He’s got power and adds a little thump to a Cubs lineup which desperately needs some without Bryant, Rizzo, and Baez.
The Cubs are looking to bounce back into contention in 2022 and Suzuki can help with that.
But today, he makes his Cubs debut and the fanbase is buzzing with excitement to see their new acquisition in action for the first time.
The Cubs will be hosting the Colorado Rockies at their spring training facility, Sloan Park, in Mesa, Arizona.
Suzuki is sure to bring a little extra energy to the crowd for his first game with his new squad.
And he’ll be sporting No. 27 in honor of Mike Trout.
Suzuki is an exciting young player who fans all across the baseball world are pumped to watch in action.
We’ll see how his debut goes today.
If it goes well, then Cubs fans will fall in love with him instantly