Watch: Kris Bryant gets emotional during Cubs' touching pregame tribute to him


Because of the chaos of the Cubs’ sell-off and the fact that he sat out his final game with the organization, Kris Bryant didn’t receive much of a farewell from the Wrigley Field faithful before he was traded from Chicago to the San Francisco Giants in late July.

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On Friday, the Cubs and their fans made up for that. Before the Giants opened a three-game series at Wrigley Field, the Cubs played a tribute video for Bryant, who wiped away tears as he also got a thunderous ovation from the fans. The Cubs then gifted Bryant a No. 17 tile from the iconic Wrigley Field scoreboard and a blue championship flag.

Bryant, 29, spent his first six-and-a-half MLB seasons with the Cubs, debuting in 2015 after he was drafted No. 2 overall in 2013. He won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2015 and MVP honors in 2016 in leading the Cubs to a World Series title, their first in 108 years. Bryant was a four-time All-Star with the Cubs.