Kris Bryant is heading west. The Cubs traded the third baseman to the San Francisco Giants.
The Cubs were busy on trade deadline day, dealing Craig Kimbrel and Javy Baez. In one other deal, they sent outfielder Jake Marisnick to the Padres for RHP Anderson Espinoza. They traded Anthony Rizzo to the Yankees on Thursday.
“All good things come to an end,” Rizzo told reporters after he was dealt. “I’m just focused on going to be a Yankee now. It’s just another really cool opportunity to play for another historic franchise. This will always be home for me, but like I’ve said, my best friend leaving, Jon Lester, he did the same thing. He has two special places in his heart.
“But for these next three months, it’s going to be fun. You go right into a race. Seeing the Yankees pull the triggers like this — get (Joey) Gallo, me now, obviously — that’s what they do. And they’re excited.”