C.J. Cron

#26 1B / Detroit Tigers / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 235 lb Age: 31 College: Utah Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Cron (knee) was cleared for full activity Monday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Cron appeared in just 13 games last season before being shut down for knee surgery. He still has some work to do to get back in game shape, but getting cleared for full activity in mid-January is certainly a positive sign. He's been a competent, if unexciting, first baseman throughout his seven-year big-league career, hitting .257/.312/.464, but teams may wait to see how his knee is doing before offering him a contract.

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    • Cron (knee) was placed on the 45-day injured list Wednesday. He elected season-ending surgery on his sprained left knee last week, so this is just a formality to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Cron will be a free agent this offseason.

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    • Cron (knee) will have season-ending surgery, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Cron suffered a sprained left knee in Monday's game against the White Sox and was hoping to avoid surgery until the offseason, but manager Ron Gardenhire said Saturday that the first baseman will sit out the rest of the schedule. The 30-year-old will hit free agency during the offseason. Jeimer Candelario should step in as the primary first baseman with Willi Castro seeing a potential uptick in playing time at third base.

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    • Cron acknowledged Tuesday that he'll eventually require surgery on his sprained left knee, but he remains hopeful to play again this season before undergoing a procedure in the winter, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. "[Surgery] has been discussed...We're gonna try to do as best we can to give it enough support to maybe finish the year. It's one of those things where something is gonna have to get done eventually, from the opinions I've gotten so far." Cron sprained his knee in Monday's game against the White Sox and was placed on the 10-day injured list a day later. The 30-year-old is without a clear timeline to return, but based on his description of the injury, he seems likely to be sidelined more than the minimum 10 days even if he puts off surgery until the offseason. He's currently donning a brace on the knee in an attempt to strengthen his ligament enough to resume on-field activities, so until he's able to do that, the Tigers likely won't hone in on a target date for him to come off the IL. Jeimer Candelario is expected to serve as the Tigers' primary first baseman while Cron is sidelined.

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    • Cron was placed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left knee Tuesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Cron left Monday's game against the White Sox with the injury, and it's evidently severe enough for him to be forced to sit for at least 10 days. His expected return date has not yet been announced. The cleanup hitter's absence will be a blow to a surprisingly competitive Tigers team, as he owned a strong .894 OPS despite a low .190 batting average. Willi Castro was recalled in a corresponding move.

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    Stats

    YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBAVG
    2020 DET 13 42 9 8 4 8 9 16 0 .190
    2019 MIN 125 458 51 116 25 78 29 107 0 .253
    2018 TB 140 501 68 127 30 74 37 145 1 .253
    TOTAL 686 2,367 283 609 118 373 148 582 9

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