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Rays release CJ Cron after 30 home run season

By on November 21, 2018
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The Tampa Bay Rays do things a bit differently than other franchises, and aren’t afraid to take risks in the name of saving a couple of dollars.

The team announced that they have designated first baseman/designated hitter CJ Cron after one season with the club.

The 28-year old was set to enter his second season of arbitration eligibility after making $2.3 million in 2018.

He was coming off a career year where he posted a .253 batting average, .816 OPS, 30 homers and 74 RBI in 140 games.

The team’s reasoning behind the decision was to open up more playing time for some of their younger prospects.

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