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C.J. Cron | Designated Hitter

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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C.J. Cron is not in the Angels' lineup Wednesday.
Albert Pujols is in the designated hitter spot, but the Halos decided to put Efren Navarro at first base instead of Cron. Collin Cowgill is getting another start in right field with Kole Calhoun (calf) still out as expected. Apr 15 - 11:02 AM

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

Cron entered the 2015 season with some hype after his big Cactus League showing, but he is off to an 0-for-10 start with three strikeouts. Efren Navarro is starting at DH on Saturday night against the Royals.
Apr 11 - 5:20 PM

C.J. Cron went 0-for-4 on Friday and is off to an 0-for-10 start following his big spring.

Cron had two homers in five at-bats against Jason Vargas coming into this one, but that wasn't enough to get him going. Cron is supposed to be a regular with Josh Hamilton out, but that will change quickly enough if he doesn't hit.
Apr 11 - 1:39 AM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and an RBI on Wednesday versus the Athletics.

Cron got the scoring started in the first inning with an RBI double off of Jesse Chavez. His afternoon performance brought his Cactus League average up to .415 (27-for-65). Of his 27 hits, 15 of them have gone for extra bases. As long as Josh Hamilton is out, Cron should see regular at-bats in the DH slot for the Angels. His power will give him mixed league appeal.
Apr 1 - 5:47 PM

C.J. Cron went 3-for-5 with an RBI as the Angels routed the Indians 11-5 in Cactus League action on Friday.

The 25-year-old slugger finished a home run shy of the cycle in this one and also scored a pair of runs. He's having a tremendous spring at the plate, slashing .395/.429/.711 with six RBI. With Josh Hamilton unavailable for the start of the season, Cron should find himself as the Angels primary designated hitter, where he should be able to carve out mixed league value with his power.
Mar 21 - 3:01 PM

C.J. Cron went 1-for-3 with an RBI double as the Angels topped the Rangers 5-3 on Monday.

Cron, who had minor wrist surgery over the winter, is having a solid spring. He's batting .357 (10-for-28) with a pair of doubles and a pair of home runs.
Mar 16 - 7:35 PM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored as the Angels topped the Brewers 3-2 on Thursday.

Cron led off the third inning with a double and later scored. The 25-year-old is coming off of minor wrist surgery. Cron figures to serve in the DH role along with Matt Joyce throughout the year.
Mar 5 - 7:22 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that C.J. Cron (wrist) should have no limitations in spring training.

Cron had minor surgery over the winter to address a cyst in his right wrist, but he's apparently ready to go. The 25-year-old hit .256 with 11 home runs and a .739 OPS as a rookie last season and should at least share at-bats out of the DH spot this season.
Feb 19 - 5:11 PM

C.J. Cron will serve as the Angels' designated hitter for Thursday's Game 1 of the ALDS against the Royals.

With left-hander Jason Vargas on the hill for the Royals, Angels manager Mike Scioscia will counter with a largely right-handed lineup. It doesn't hurt that Cron homered twice in three at-bats against Vargas this season.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 06:34:00 PM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Cron had gone 1-for-10 with zero RBI in his previous five games since going deep for the last time. At this point in his career, Cron is a bit of an all-or-nothing proposition. The .482 slugging percentage is spectacular, but he'll want to get on base at a better than .301 clip in future campaigns.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 01:12:00 AM

C.J. Cron returned to action on Friday and went 0-for-3 against the Astros.

Cron had been out with a sore wrist. He'll likely head back to the bench versus righty Scott Feldman on Saturday, but he should get another start versus left-hander Dallas Keuchel on Sunday.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 02:23:00 AM

C.J. Cron has been unavailable the last few days due to a sore wrist.

He's expected to be available to play this weekend. Cron is hitting .276/.306/.481 with 10 homers and 32 RBI over 67 games for the Angels this season.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 07:03:00 PM

C.J. Cron went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Twins on Sunday.

Cron hit a two-run shot in the sixth inning, his first homer since July 5. Cron also doubled in the game. He'll remain a part-time player for the rest of the season, barring injury, and should only be owned in deep AL-only leagues.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 06:27:00 PM

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

Cron is batting .266/.295/.462 with nine home runs and 29 RBI in 62 games this season at the major league level. He should DH against some right-handed starters.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 04:56:00 PM

C.J. Cron is likely to be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake this weekend.

The Angels could use the right-handed bat against Jon Lester and Scott Kazmir this weekend against the A's. Cron is batting .266/.295/.462 with nine homers and 29 RBI over 62 games with the Angels this season.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 06:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Drew Butera
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
LF1Matt Joyce
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
2Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Cory Rasmus
6Cesar Ramos
7Vinnie Pestano
8Adam Wilk