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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
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Angels general manager Billy Eppler said this week that he expects Luis Valbuena to be in the lineup "very regularly and the entire time against a right-handed pitcher."
That's bad news for C.J. Cron, who looks to be on the short side of a platoon when Albert Pujols (foot) is healthy. Cron has actually hit righties (.788 OPS) much better than lefties (.698 OPS) in his career, so he's not an ideal platoon partner for Valbuena. Valbuena could also potentially see at-bats at third base at the expense of Yunel Escobar, but right now it looks like Cron will lose the most playing time. Cron has also been mentioned as a possible trade candidate. Jan 27 - 9:54 AM

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C.J. Cron (thumb) has been cleared for all baseball activity, according to Angels general manager Billy Eppler.

Cron required surgery to repair a fractured left hand back in July, but he felt some lingering discomfort in his thumb and had another surgery in October. Assuming the hand issues are behind him, the Angels are hoping he'll take another step forward in 2017. The 26-year-old batted .278/.325/.467 with 16 home runs and 69 RBI in 116 games last season.
Jan 10 - 10:19 AM

C.J. Cron underwent surgery Tuesday to repair damage in his left thumb.

Cron broke his left hand back in July and some lingering effects of that injury followed him throughout the remainder of the season. The surgery comes with 6-8 weeks of rest and rehab, which means Cron might miss some winter work should be fine for the beginning of spring training next February. The big 26-year-old slashed .278/.325/.467 with 16 home runs and 69 RBI in 116 games this summer for Anaheim.
Tue, Oct 25, 2016 04:57:00 PM

C.J. Cron went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in Friday’s 10-6 victory over the Astros.

Cron had two doubles and a single on the night. He knocked in a run with a double in the second inning and later plated the go-ahead run with a single off Ken Giles in the ninth. The 26-year-old got off to a hot start after returning from the disabled list last month, but he hasn’t been able to sustain it in September. This was his first multi-hit game since September 5.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 12:10:00 AM

C.J. Cron went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the A's.

Cron socked a solo home run off Jharel Cotton to lead off the seventh inning. That would stand as the lone run scored by the Halos on the afternoon. Indeed, they finished the game with just two hits (Andrelton Simmons hit a single for the other one). The home run was Cron's 16th of the season and boosted his RBI total to 62. In addition, the 26-year-old first baseman is slashing a respectable .286/.331/.498 over 329 at-bats.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 07:02:00 PM

C.J. Cron stayed hot by slapping a pair of run-scoring singles in a win over the Reds on Wednesday.

He finished 2-for-4 and now has 10 hits in his last 14 at-bats. Tonight he singled in Andrelton Simmons in the sixth inning for the game's first run -- and the only one the Angels would need to win the game. He added another RBI single in the eighth inning for good measure. He is batting .290/.339/.498 with 14 homers and 60 RBI in 303 at-bats.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 09:43:00 PM

C.J. Cron rocked a pair of home runs and finished with three RBI in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Reds.

Cron burned Reds starter Tim Adleman twice on Tuesday, mashing a two-run home run in the first inning and a solo tater in the third. He also homered in the series-opener on Monday and has now launched 14 on the season. In addition, the 26-year-old first baseman is slashing .288/.337/.498. He has picked up eight hits in his last 12 at-bats. Five of those have gone for extra bases.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 01:18:00 AM

C.J. Cron finished 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Monday against the Reds.

Cron went 1-for-11 in his first three games back from the DL, but he's hit in six in a row since. He should be an everyday player the rest of the way, making him a fringy mixed-league option.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 01:10:00 AM

Angels activated 1B C.J. Cron from the 15-day disabled list.

He missed about six weeks with a broken hand. Cron struggled during a six-game rehab stint with Triple-A Salt Lake (3-for-20 with five strikeouts) but should resume his role as the Angels' everyday first baseman. He'll hit sixth Saturday against Yankees right-hander Luis Cessa.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 07:20:00 PM

C.J. Cron (hand) is expected to be activated from the disabled list prior to Saturday's game.

Cron broke his left hand almost six weeks ago, but has spent the last week on a minor league rehab assignment, going 3-for-20 (.150) with one extra-base hit. Before landing on the shelf, Cron was hitting .278/.333/.475 with 11 homers and 50 RBI in only 77 games. His powerful bat has been sorely missed in the middle of the Angels lineup.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 09:02:00 AM

C.J. Cron (hand) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

He's missed just over a month of action with a fractured left hand but resumed baseball activities recently with no issues. Cron should be activated by the Angels sometime next week assuming all goes well.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 04:37:00 PM

C.J. Cron (hand) is aiming to begin a rehab assignment by the end of this week.

Cron received medical clearance to resume hitting last week and has been working out daily at the Angels' spring training complex in Arizona. He has been on the disabled list since July 9 with a fractured left hand.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 07:07:00 PM

C.J. Cron (hand) has received medical clearance to resume hitting.

Cron is absolutely obliterating his initial 6-8 timetable. He broke his left hand after being hit by a pitch in mid-July, but has made rapid progress in his recovery. Manager Mike Scioscia went so far as to call his recovery "amazing" last week. Barring a setback, he is trending toward a return in the middle of August.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 09:08:00 PM

C.J. Cron (hand) could begin swinging on Tuesday.

The Angels are hoping to have him back in about two weeks, which means he's way ahead of schedule. "Yeah, I know, it's amazing," said manager Mike Scioscia. Cron was originally expected to miss 6-8 weeks after breaking his hand right before the All-Star break but it looks like he'll only miss about four. Jefrey Marte has been filling in for him at first base.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 07:57:00 PM

C.J. Cron is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken left hand.

Cron was hit by a pitch on Friday and will undergo surgery on Tuesday. It's too bad, as the 26-year-old has been on a tear at the plate recently. He's now looking at a return in September. Ji-Man Choi should see regular at-bats during his absence.
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 05:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Carlos Perez
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
3Dustin Ackley
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Bud Norris
8Andrew Heaney
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Cam Bedrosian
3Andrew Bailey
4J.C. Ramirez
5Jose Alvarez
6Mike Morin
7Austin Adams
8Yusmeiro Petit
9Kirby Yates
10Blake Parker