Cron’s The Right Handed First Baseman Rays Lacked
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman CJ Cron from the Los Angles Angels in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.
To make room on the 40-man roster the team has designated for assignment Corey Dickerson.
Cron, 28, appeared in 100 games with 92 starts for the Angels in 2017. He hit.248/.305/.437 (84-for-339) with 6 home runs and 56 RBI. His 16 homers tied a career high accomplished in 2015 and 2016. His 56 RBI were the second most of his career (69 in 2016).
Cron fared much better after the All-Star break batting .267/.326/.512 (58-for-217) with nine doubles, 14 homers, and 42 runs driven in.
Dickerson’s Tenure With Rays Comes To End:
Dickerson, 28, was elected by the fans as the starting designated hitter for the AL at the 2017 All-Star Game in Miami, his first career appearance.
In 2017, Dickerson established career highs with 150 games, 84 runs, 166 hits, 64 extra-base hits, 27 home runs, 288 total bases and 51 multi-hit games. He was acquired by the Rays from the Colorado Rockies in January 2016.
In two seasons with the club, he hit .265/.310/.480 (291-for-1,098) with 51 home runs and 132 RBI in 298 games. Over parts of five seasons in the majors with the Rockies (2013-15) and Rays, he has hit .280/.325/.504 (546-for-1,952) with 90 home runs and 256 RBI.
Dickerson had agreed to a $5.95MM salary for the 2018 season. His salary is not guaranteed however. The Rays will only owe a 30-day portion of the $5.95MM.