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C.J. Cron | First Baseman | #24

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 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. Aug 20 - 7:20 PM

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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.
Aug 20 - 9:02 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.
Aug 12 - 4:37 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.
Aug 9 - 7:07 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.
Aug 3 - 9:08 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.
Jul 30 - 7:57 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.
Jul 11 - 5:51 PM

Angels placed 1B C.J. Cron on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left hand.

Cron was drilled by a pitch in the sixth inning of Friday's game against the Orioles. He had been on fire at the plate in recent days, hitting .364 with 17 RBI in his last eight games. Ji-Man Choi was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Jul 9 - 11:11 AM

C.J. Cron continued to destroy American League pitching Tuesday, homering twice and driving in four runs in the Angels' 13-5 drubbing of the Rays.

Cron made some history over the weekend with his six-hit, two-homer game, and despite being 1-for-9 since that game the 26-year-old reminded everyone just how he's been lately. Cron hit a solo dinger off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi in the second inning and tacked on a three-run shot in the ninth. Cron now has 11 homers on the year -- and five in his past five games -- and 46 RBI to go with a .284/.337/.484 line.
Jul 5 - 10:53 PM

C.J. Cron had a night for the ages, finishing 6-for-6 with two home runs, five RBI and five runs scored in the Angels' 21-2 beatdown of the Red Sox on Saturday.

Cron entered the game hitting .268/.324/.429 and finished it hitting .287/.340/.473. In his last two games, the 26-year-old is 8-for-11 with three home runs, nine RBI and six runs scored. What else can we say about the historic night? It's one that surely won't be forgotten by Cron or Angels faithful.
Jul 3 - 12:19 AM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-5 with a grand slam in Friday’s loss to the Red Sox.

His sixth-inning grand slam off Steven Wright was the only offense of the game for the Angels and brought them within one run before a lengthy rain delay. Cron had a chance to tie things up or potentially put the Angels ahead when he came up with two on and two outs in the ninth inning against Craig Kimbrel, but he grounded out to end the ballgame. The 26-year-old has three multi-hit games in his last four and is batting .268/.324/.429 with seven homers and 37 RBI on the yea
Jul 2 - 12:56 AM

C.J. Cron hit his sixth home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Cron went deep off Astros starter Collin McHugh in the fourth inning for a solo shot. He's now 8-for-18 with a homer, five RBI and four runs scored in his last four starts. The 26-year-old is batting .265/.315/.422 with 31 RBI and 24 runs scored overall.
Jun 22 - 12:43 AM

C.J. Cron is not in the Angels' lineup Sunday.

Cron had three hits on Saturday but is getting a breather a day later. Jefry Marte is at first base.
Jun 19 - 1:23 PM

C.J. Cron went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI against the Twins on Wednesday.

Despite the extreme lack of power from the bottom half of the Angels order, Cron has had some difficulty finding playing time lately. This should help him out a bit, though the Angels clearly aren't as optimistic about him now as they were at the conclusion of last season.
Jun 16 - 1:38 AM

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

He's expected to only pinch-hit this weekend, as the Angels will use Albert Pujols at first base with the designated hitter spot not available in Pittsburgh. Cron is hitting just .250/.306/.390 with five homers this season.
Jun 3 - 1:56 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
3Kaleb Cowart
LF1Nick Buss
2Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Matt Shoemaker
3Ricky Nolasco
4Nick Tropeano
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
7Brett Oberholtzer
8Andrew Heaney
9C.J. Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Fernando Salas
3Cam Bedrosian
4Jhoulys Chacin
5J.C. Ramirez
6Deolis Guerra
7Jose Alvarez
8Mike Morin
9Cory Rasmus
10Jose Valdez
11A.J. Achter