Despite all the talk that the
"Today I got to tell my family that my dream is coming true," Bryant tweeted Thursday night. "Can't really put into words what that feels like. So excited for this journey!"
Bryant hit .425 with nine home runs in
If Bryant had spent at least 172 days as part of the Cubs' 25-man roster he would have become a free agent in 2020. However, by letting him spend 12 days up front in triple-A, his free agency has been delayed an entire year because of the language in the league's collective bargaining agreement.
While Bryant hasn't been present at Wrigley Field, which is still missing its bleacher seats while a massive renovation is taking place, his image has been plastered on a billboard across the street.
"Worth The Wait," an ad by Adidas says over the top of a photo of Bryant.
"I sure hope I can look back on this and laugh at it 15 years from now," Bryant told the Associated Press. "It's all in the past."
Now that the business of baseball is over, Bryant can get back to the game of baseball.
The Cubs opened up a three-game series against the
In his first career at-bat, after sleeping just three hours the night before, Padres pitcher