Minnesota Twins: Analyzing the Twins’ options to rebuild the infield
The Minnesota Twins non-tendered their first baseman earlier, but what is their plan to fill their newest hole in the infield?
The Minnesota Twins made a surprising move earlier this week as they opted not to offer a tender to first baseman C.J. Cron, making him a free agent. Cron was solid for the Twins in his first season in Minnesota, but several concerns including offseason thumb surgery, made the soon-to-be 30-year old’s projected $7.7 million salary hard to stomach.
While the concerns were enough to understand why the Twins let Cron walk, it might not be easy to comprehend considering the team does not have many options to replace him at first base. This means that the Twins could be busy in the coming days as they either look for someone to play first base in the free agent or trade market or even move a current player around in the infield to help fill the void.
With the winter meetings coming up next week, it’s probable that some tea leaves will drop as to what the Twins’ master plan in the infield is going to be. For the sake of this article, we took a look at some of the names who could either make the switch to first base or be added somewhere else to fill the void Cron leaves behind.