MLB Rumors: C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop are both Detroit Tigers, with each player having agreed to 1 year, $6.1 million deals, per reports.
Cron, a righthanded first baseman who turns 30 next month, was a first round pick of the Angels in 2011. He was shipped to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later in January, 2018, then was claimed on waivers by the Minnesota Twins after the 2018 season. The Twins opted to non-tender Cron earlier this month.
Cron is basically a 1-2 win player who hits for power but doesn’t get on base at a great clip. There had been talk about him being a potential platoon option at first base for the Rangers in 2020, but with Detroit, he will presumably play every day.
Schoop, 28, is, like Cron, a righty who hits for power but doesn’t get on base well, and like Cron, he spent 2018 with the Twins. A second baseman, Schoop had a terrific year for the Baltimore Orioles in 2017, but has been up-and-down otherwise, and like Cron, is pretty much a 1-2 win player at this point.