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Minnesota Twins shake up their infield by non-tendering C.J. Cron

The Minnesota Twins made a tough decision on Monday night as they opted to non-tender first baseman C.J. Cron, making him a free agent per Dan Hayes of The Athletic. The decision was part of MLB’s deadline to offer arbitration-eligible players a contract by 7 p.m. CT or lose them to free agency.

Cron’s first (and possibly only) season in Minnesota was a solid one going off of overall numbers. After being picked up off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays last winter, Cron responded with a strong performance at the plate, hitting .