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C.J. Cron | First Baseman | #24

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Utah
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (17) / LAA
Contract: view contract details
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C.J. Cron finished 2-for-4 with a two-run homer versus the Nationals in Wednesday’s win.
Cron was making his first start in 12 days and just his second since being recalled from the minors. Still, he has homered in two of his six at-bats since the All-Star break. The Angels could do a lot worse than to stick him at first base and just leave him alone for a spell. He was one of their best hitters each of the previous two seasons. Jul 20 - 1:11 AM

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C.J. Cron connected for a go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over the Rays.

Cron has struggled for most of the season -- he was even optioned down to Triple-A for two weeks near the end of June -- but came up clutch as a pinch-hitter on Sunday. The first baseman launched a two-run homer off Adam Kolarek with one out in the eighth inning. It barely got out to right, but distance mattered not to the score. These heroics aside, Cron is still hitting just .220/.271/.333 in 123 at-bats this season.
Jul 16 - 6:59 PM

Angels recalled 1B C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron has hit only .212/.266/.297 with the big club this season. He'll get some starts against lefties.
Jul 7 - 1:17 PM

Angels optioned 1B C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron has managed an ugly .212/.266/.297 line with the big club this season. Reliever Eduardo Paredes has replaced him on the roster.
Jun 23 - 3:53 PM

C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer off the Tigers' Daniel Norris in Tuesday's victory.

Cron was making his second start since being recalled Saturday. If the Angels would decide to give him his starting job back, he'd be a threat to amass some mixed-league value. However, he's not an option unless he can separate himself from Luis Valbuena.
Jun 6 - 10:55 PM

Angels recalled 1B C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron has batted just .232/.281/.305 in 24 games this year at the major league level, but he was tearing the cover off the ball at Triple-A. The 27-year-old first baseman should see starts against left-handers.
Jun 3 - 6:22 PM

Angels optioned 1B C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cron gets the boot one day after hitting a grand slam against the Mets. The 27-year-old has missed time with a foot injury this season while batting just .232/.281/.305 through 24 games. Still, he didn't get much of a leash after putting up a .792 OPS (115 OPS+) last season. The Angels can mix and match at first base with Luis Valbuena, Jefry Marte, and Albert Pujols.
May 22 - 2:42 PM

C.J. Cron hit a first-inning grand slam Sunday in the Angels' defeat of the Mets.

It was the first home run of the season for Cron, who's been battling through injuries and ineffectiveness. He finished 1-for-4 in the game and is slashing just .232/.281/.305 on the year.
May 21 - 4:52 PM

Angels activated 1B C.J. Cron from the 10-day disabled list.

He missed a couple weeks with a bruised foot. Cron is starting at first base Sunday, with Luis Valbuena sliding over to third to cover for Yunel Escobar (hamstring).
May 14 - 1:18 PM

C.J. Cron (foot, hand) played in his fourth minor-league rehab game for Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.

Cron's timetable for a return is uncertain. He has collected five hits in 12 at-bats with a home run so far during rehab. Wait until he is officially activated from the 10-day disabled list before plugging him back into the active lineup in AL-only fantasy play.
May 14 - 4:00 AM

C.J. Cron (foot, hand) resumed a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.

Cron is over his bruised foot issue, but he hadn't played since being hit on the right hand by a pitch Sunday. However, he was back in action Thursday and doubled twice in four at-bats. Cron is eligible for activation now, but the Angels might wait a bit since they're slated to face a bunch of right-handed starters.
May 12 - 11:50 AM

C.J. Cron was forced to leave his minor league rehab game on Sunday after being hit by a pitch on his right wrist.

Crown went for precautionary X-rays and no structural damage was found. He's considered day-to-day, though this could push his return to the Angels back a couple of days.
May 7 - 6:04 PM

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Monday that "it should be a very quick return off the DL" for C.J. Cron (foot).

Cron was placed on the 10-day disabled list over the weekend with a bruised foot, and nothing more extensive was found when he was examined further Monday. He's eligible to return on May 9 and it seems like he could be ready then or shortly after. Luis Valbuena (hamstring) will beat him back, though, and figures to suck up a lot of Cron's playing time.
May 1 - 8:06 PM

Angels placed 1B C.J. Cron on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised foot.

Cron was forced to make an early exit from Friday's game after fouling a ball off of his foot and had to use crutches to leave the stadium. It remains unclear how long he may be sidelined.
Apr 29 - 4:03 PM

C.J. Cron left Friday's game against the Rangers after fouling a ball off of his foot.

Cron stayed in the game for a couple of innings after the incident happened but was eventually lifted. He was sent for precautionary X-rays, which came back negative, but was still forced to use crutches to leave the stadium. Expect an update on his status from the Angels on Saturday.
Apr 28 - 11:59 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Nick Franklin
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6J.C. Ramirez
7Parker Bridwell
8Andrew Heaney
9Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Blake Parker
4Huston Street
5Andrew Bailey
6David Hernandez
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Keynan Middleton
9Jose Alvarez
10Eduardo Paredes