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Alabama baseball commit CJ Abrams will no longer be joining the Crimson Tide. The 18-year old shortstop was selected by the San Diego Padres with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 MLB draft and decided on Saturday to sign a $5.2 million contract with the ball club.

Abrams announced his decision to forgo a college career via Twitter.

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<p lang="en" dir="ltr">I would like to thank <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachBo_Bama?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CoachBo_Bama</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/UofAlabama?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@uofalabama</a> for bringing me into their family. I will forever bleed crimson. I’d also like to thank the <a href="https://twitter.com/Padres?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Padres</a> for the opportunity to live out my dream. To my teammates and Padres fans, I am ready to get to work! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FriarFaithful?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FriarFaithful</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RollTide?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RollTide</a></p>
<p>— CJ Abrams (@CJAbrams01) <a href="https://twitter.com/CJAbrams01/status/1137443687372222464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 8, 2019</a></p></blockquote>”}}


He played high school ball at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Georgia. Abrams reported to the Padres spring training facility in Arizona Monday morning.

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