The 30-year-old first baseman and outfielder brings a little depth to the Cubs bench.
However, his primary role will be as the team’s designated hitter.
While it might not seem exciting to be a DH, it has Mancini excited that he’s in Chicago.
During an interview, he talks about how the Cubs are a “great fit” for him.
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He knows the Cubs will place him in every position he’s played during his MLB career.
While he won’t be a starter, he’s fine with coming in as a starter on days other players need rest.
However, he also knows he’ll be in the lineup as a DH, meaning he will probably play in every game.
But it’s not just how the team will use him that has him excited to be a Cub.
It’s because his roots come from the Midwest.
While his roots are in the Midwest, it’s the history of the franchise in Chicago that makes him excited as well.
It’s every factor he names which makes the Cubs the perfect team for him to be a part of in 2023.
However, his excitement must come with passion in each game he plays.
With him playing as a DH, the team needs him to have solid offensive production.
While he had some struggles to end the 2022 season, the Cubs feel he’s still a great batter.
With spring training set to start next month, fans have a brief wait to see if Mancini can perform well this season.