Cubs All Star Kris Bryant joins Smokies on rehab assignment

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Former Smokies player, National League MVP and World Series champion
Kris Bryant made a rehab appearance for the Tennessee Smokies on Monday night.

Bryant has earned numerous accolades in his young career, including two All-Star teams, the 2015 N.L. Rookie of the Year Award and the 2016 N.L. MVP. Bryant last appeared for the Smokies in 2014 where he hit .355 and blasted 22 homers in just 68 games.

First pitch at Smokies Park was at 7 p.m. Sports Director Rick Russo got to have a chat with him ahead of the game Monday evening.