Trent Giambrone receives major league call, collects hit in first at-bat
Cubs manager David Ross had a smile from ear to ear on Wednesday.
After third baseman Patrick Wisdom went on the IL, Trent Giambrone was called up in his stead. He was in Triple-A in 2019 and 2021 and has been a part of a couple of major league spring training camps. On his first day as a major leaguer, he went into Ross’ office to speak with him.
“He’s a guy easy to root for and I’m happy for him,” Ross said prior to Wednesday’s game. “I think that was probably the biggest smile I’ve had on my face in a while when he walked into my office today.
“[It] was nice to see. He’s excited and I’m happy for him. Good things happen to good people.”
Giambrone made his big league debut in the 8th inning of the Cubs’ game against the Pirates. He didn’t sit around waiting for a pitch, swinging at the first big-league offering he saw and lacing a single to left field for his first major league hit.
As he ran to first base, Giambrone clapped in excitement. He’s the 65th player to appear in a game for the Cubs this season, setting a new single season record in the National League. Giambrone is the 13th Cubs to make his MLB debut this season, the most since 2012.