We know him mostly as... a Cardinal.
But now Daniel Descalso is going to try to help put up the blue W flags at Wrigley Field as our new lefty bat off the bench taking Tommy La Stella's place.
I say "off the bench", but with Happ in Iowa, Addison Russell on his suspension, and Ben Zobrist (hopefully) being kept on a rested playing schedule, we'll probably see alot of Descalso early in the season.
He's played all kinds of positions (so Maddon already loves him I'm sure), mostly 2nd but also 1st, 3rd and left field.
He's a career .240/.324/.370 guy, but last year with the DBacks was his best yet at .238/.353/.436 with 13 dingers.
He's also got a 2 year contract with our fav team, $5 mil with an option for a 3rd year.
Lastly, he's obviously a seasoned vet, and supposed to be a good clubhouse guy.
That last part has been a priority for the Cubs ever since the departure of David Ross, so it'll be interesting to see if he takes on that role (nobody will be Grandpa Rossy, but maybe he'll be Uncle Danny).
Last night the Cubs beat the Red Sox 3-2.
Cole Hamels went 5 innings and gave up a run and 3 hits AND hit a homer (what?).
Strop came in for 3 batters, each of them outs, two of them Ks.
Lefty Randy Rosario got the win.
Okay, one more ST game vs the Red Sox, then a day off, and then at 3:35 PM on Thursday afternoon we'll be treated to a rerun of Murder She Wrote starring Angela Lansbury as professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher. It's that one episode where she figures out that the insurance guy is really the murderer. Seriously it's an AWESOME one. Be sure to watch.