Kris Bryant is ready for fatherhood: '[I was] put on this earth to be a dad'

Tim Stebbins
NBC Sports Chicago

Suffice to say Kris Bryant is budding with anticipation for becoming a father.

Bryant and his wife, Jessica, are expecting their first child - a baby boy due in April. During Friday night's Cubs-Padres broadcast, the third baseman shared his excitement for fatherhood with reporter Taylor McGregor

"I think this is really what I've been put on this Earth to do, is be a dad," Bryant said, laughing. "Obviously I play baseball pretty good, but I'm just so excited [for] this new journey with my wife and my family. Honestly, I think this is going to be one of the best years of my life."

Bryant's son is due shortly after Opening Day, but the Cubs will play two spring training games in Las Vegas - Bryant's hometown - on March 7-8. He told McGregor one of Jessica's last doctor's appointments is around the same time, so Bryant will get one last visit in before Baby Bryant is born.

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