Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have claimed first baseman C.J. Cron off waivers from Tampa Bay.
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Cron played in 140 games for the Rays last season, hitting .253 (127-for-501) with 28 doubles, 30 home runs, 74 RBI and a .323 on-base percentage. He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the first round (17th overall) of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft from the University of Utah. The Fullerton, California native has played parts of five seasons in the major leagues with the Angels and Rays, hitting .260 (485-for-1867) with 96 doubles, 89 home runs and 287 RBI in 548 games.
The Twins roster is now at 39.