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Twins claim Cron on waivers from Rays

Updated: 27-11-2018 02:08 IST

The Minnesota Twins claimed first baseman/designated hitter C.J. Cron off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.

Cron smacked a career-best 30 homers for the Rays last season but that didn't prevent the franchise from designating him for assignment last week when it was finalizing its 40-man roster.

Cron also batted .253 with 74 RBIs and 28 doubles in 140 games last season.

New Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was a member of the Tampa Bay staff and likely had a hand in the waiver claim.

Cron, who turns 29 in January, has a .260 career average with 89 homers and 287 RBIs in 548 games with the Los Angeles Angels and Rays. Cron spent his first four season with the Angels before being traded to the Rays.

Cron was a first-round selection (17th overall) in 2011 by the Angels after a standout college career at Utah.

--Field Level Media

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