Cody Bellinger Thought He Would Spend Entire Career With Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers welcomed Cody Bellinger back to Dodger Stadium last week and now are in the midst of facing him again as they continue their series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Bellinger spent the first six seasons of his career with the Dodgers after being selected by the organization in the fourth round of the 2013 MLB Draft. He made his debut in 2017 and went on to win National League Rookie of the Year honors, along with numerous other accolades.

However, Bellinger struggled over his final two campaigns with the Dodgers, which led to getting non-tendered this past offseason. He signed a one-year contract with the Cubs and appears to be benefitting from the change of scenery.

While Bellinger has found success with the Cubs, he initially never envisioned playing for anyone but the Dodgers. “Yeah, I mean, at one point, for sure,” Bellinger answered when asked if he thought he would spend his entire career with the Dodgers.

“But like I said, throughout this whole process, not that I realized, but life is not always planned. As we all know as we grow older, for me, God works in mysterious ways. I just try and be in the moment and appreciate what comes next for me.”

Bellinger homered against the Dodgers last week at Dodger Stadium and has done so twice thus far in the series at Wrigley Field.

“I feel really good. I’ve had nothing but an amazing time over here in Chicago. Started before Spring Training, and in Spring Training, get to know everyone, getting to know my teammates and the coaching staff,” he said.

“We’ve got a lot of new guys over here but we’re all blending together really well. We’re having a really fun time. I’ve had nothing but fun so far wearing this uniform. I’m just excited to keep playing with these guys.”

Cody Bellinger found closure from Dodgers

Bellinger went on to say that he isn’t upset about not being part of the Dodgers anymore, but rather appreciative for all of the memories he made. “I wouldn’t say sadness. I’m really excited,” Bellinger said of no longer being with the Dodgers.

“Like I said, looking back, so many amazing memories here made on this field. Just a lot of amazing memories. So no sadness. Maybe I get emotional, but those will be happy tears if they do come. I’m excited.”

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