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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 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

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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

C.J. Cron is out of the Angels' starting lineup again on Tuesday.

Cron was also benched Monday. He's batting just .203/.259/.226 through 59 plate appearances this season, with zero home runs and two RBI in 15 games. Jefry Marte will start at first base and bat fifth Tuesday night against Athletics right-hander Jesse Hahn.
Apr 25 - 7:27 PM

C.J. Cron is absent from the Angels' lineup Monday.

The Halos are going with Jefry Marte at first base. Cron's batting line is down to .208/.259/.226 for the season and he's yet to homer. With Luis Valbuena (hamstring) due back soon, Cron could really see his playing time slashed.
Apr 24 - 6:06 PM

C.J. Cron went 0-for-6 with two strikeouts Friday in the loss to the Blue Jays.

After sitting him consistently the first two weeks, Mike Scioscia has given Cron a chance to play regularly this week, and Cron, thus far, has done nothing with it. We still say Cron is the team's best option at first base, but with his OPS down to .474, he might resume losing playing time to Jefry Marte.
Apr 22 - 3:50 AM

C.J. Cron is on the bench again Friday and has started just one of the Angels' last four games.

It's not like Cron got off to a brutal start to lose all this playing time; he's 7-for-23 so far. The Angels have just soured on him, for some reason. This is a 27-year-old who beat Albert Pujols in OPS last year, yet he's started six games and Pujols, despite a .200 average, has DH'd in all 11.
Apr 14 - 4:40 PM

C.J. Cron is not in the Angels' lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

Cron is just getting a breather. Jefry Marte will handle first base and bat seventh against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez. Cron holds a .267 average in 15 at-bats this season. He hasn't homered or driven in a run yet.
Apr 8 - 6:37 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Jefry Marte
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
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
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8J.C. Ramirez
9Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Huston Street
3Andrew Bailey
4Bud Norris
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Deolis Guerra
9David Hernandez
10Keynan Middleton
11Mike Morin
12Daniel Wright