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Padres: The case for CJ Abrams on an expanded roster

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The Padres sixth overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft is looking at a non-existent season. He should be in consideration for the expanded roster.

Taken with the sixth overall pick in last year’s draft, CJ Abrams earned MVP honors in the Arizona Rookie League last fall. He posted a .401/.442/.662 line with 12 doubles, eight triples, three home runs, and 22 RBI in 32 games.

He was promoted to Single-A Fort Wayne for two games and was expected to begin the 2020 season there as well. However, the coronavirus pandemic has put a wrench in his development.