First baseman C.J. Cron agrees to minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — First baseman C.J. Cron has agreed to a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox that includes an invitation to big league camp for spring training.

The Red Sox announced the deal on Sunday.

The 34-year-old Cron played for Colorado and the Los Angeles Angels in 2023, batting .248 with 12 homers and 37 RBIs in 71 games. He was hampered by back issues for much of last year.

Cron was an All-Star in 2022, hitting .257 with 29 homers and a career-best 102 RBIs in 150 games for the Rockies.

Cron, who broke into the majors with the Angels in 2014, is a .260 hitter with 187 homers and 604 RBIs in 1,049 career games. He also has played for Tampa Bay, Minnesota and Detroit.

Cron has appeared in 16 games at Boston’s Fenway Park, batting .328 (21 for 64) with six homers and 13 RBIs.



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