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Twins claim C.J. Cron on waivers

Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 26: C.J. Cron #44 of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds the bases on his two-run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in during the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 26, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

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The Minnesota Twins have claimed 1B/DH C.J. Cron off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Cron was designated for assignment by the Rays last week despite hitting a career-best 30 homers with a .253/.323/.493 batting line over 140 games in 2018. A lot of that, of course, has to do with just how cheap life is for corner types with little defensive value in this day and age. Cron made $2.3 million in 2018 and, with two years of team control remaining, will get a raise, but too much of one for the Rays to stomach.

The Twins, though, could certainly use a guy like that, so the Rays’ loss will be their gain.

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