ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays have designated C.J. Cron for assignment after the slugger hit 30 house runs with an .816 OPS final season.
Cron batted .253, slugged .493 and drove in 74 throughout his first season with Tampa Bay, but the Rays lower the 28-year-old Tuesday earlier than he entered his second season of arbitration eligibility. He made $2.three million final season whereas splitting time between first base and designated hitter.
Tampa Bay additionally added 5 gamers to its 40-man roster: left-handers Kyle Fowl and Brock Burke, right-hander Ian Gibaut, and outfielders Joe McCarthy and Jesus Sanchez. Proper-hander Oliver Drake and left-hander Hoby Milner had been additionally designated for assignment, and right-hander Jose Mujica was outrighted to the minor leagues and faraway from the 40-man roster.