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Twins claim Cron off waivers

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 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.

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