Cubs manager David Ross didn’t have to reach out to Anthony Rizzo after his hot start with the Yankees.
“He called me,” Ross said Sunday. “He actually called me the first day. I was like, ‘Buddy, you miss me that much already?’ He didn’t call me or go in my office that much when he was here.”
Rizzo has made quite the first impression with New York, homering in back-to-back games at Miami. He hit leadoff for the Yankees on Sunday.
“I’m happy for him,” Ross said. “Two homers. I’m happy for the Yankees and New York getting two really good players. They got a good dude, and I’m sure there’s a sense of being energized going to a new place, trying to prove yourself.”
The other player Ross referenced is Javy Báez, who the Cubs traded to the Mets at the deadline. He too hit a home run in his first game in New York.
Gordon Wittenmyer contributed to the reporting of this story from Washington, DC.