When you think about Craig Kimbrel, one of the first things that comes to mind is his trademark long red beard.
Well, not anymore.
The former Boston Red Sox closer decided it was time for a change. Now with the Chicago Cubs, Kimbrel showed off a clean-shaven look Friday night. Needless to say, he looks like a totally different person.
See for yourself below:
Craig Kimbrel looks like a completely different human. pic.twitter.com/g5Yvm5Tdyg— Cub Style (@OldStyleChiTown) July 21, 2020
craig kimbrel being clean-shaven is something i truly was not prepared for in the year 2020 pic.twitter.com/ebi3QiMDbN— Whitney McIntosh (@WhitneyM02) July 25, 2020
Get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App
That'll take some getting used to.
Kimbrel hasn't made an appearance for the Cubs yet in 2020, but perhaps the shaved beard indicates a fresh start for the 2018 World Series champion. Kimbrel struggled in Chicago in 2019, posting a 6.53 ERA in 23 appearances.
Ex-Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel shaves beard, looks unrecognizable originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston