We knew when Oakland tabbed him in the 5th round, he was gone. We knew even more when his mom tweeted this out that he was going to sign:
With tears of joy and sadness we share— Edith (@fan_of_5) July 15, 2021
CJ has decided to sign with the A’s and start his life long dream of playing professional baseball. Thank you to Coach Corbin & the support staff, teammates and their families & all fans FOREVER GRATEFUL. ⚓️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/YCcn13EduP
Still, now that we know the actual number ($400K signing bonus), it is real, and I have the sads. We’ll be rooting for him as he makes his way through the Oakland minor league system. No more Chi Chi the Frame God at Hawkins Field. I need a hug.