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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 24 - 12:10 AM

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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.
Sep 7 - 7:02 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.
Aug 31 - 9:43 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.
Aug 31 - 1:18 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.
Aug 30 - 1:10 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.
Aug 20 - 7:20 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.
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

Depth Charts

C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
3Carlos Perez
4Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Kaleb Cowart
2Cliff Pennington
3Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Nick Buss
2Shane Robinson
3Rafael Ortega
4Ji-Man Choi
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Matt Shoemaker
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Skaggs
5Alex Meyer
6Garrett Richards
7Nick Tropeano
8Andrew Heaney
9C.J. Wilson
Relief Pitcher
R1Andrew Bailey
2J.C. Ramirez
3Deolis Guerra
4Jose Alvarez
5Mike Morin
6Jose Valdez
7Huston Street
8Cam Bedrosian
9Cory Rasmus
10Jhoulys Chacin
11Cody Ege
12Brett Oberholtzer
13A.J. Achter
14Daniel Wright