Cron suffered a broken hand after being hit by a pitch on July 8 and will begin his recovery following surgery Tuesday. The 26-year-old was having the best season of his young career prior to the injury, hitting .278/.333/.475 with 11 home runs, 16 doubles and 50 RBI. Barring any setback, it appears Cron will be back with the
Cron suffered a fractured left hand in Friday's game against the Orioles and is ticketed for the 15-day DL, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.
He was hit on the hand by a pitch from Mike Wright during Friday's contest and was replaced by Jefry Marte at first base. The Angels hardly have any competent hitters surrounding Mike Trout when everyone is healthy, and now the team is a bit banged up. Albert Pujols is available to play some first base, but Marte also figures to get some starts there while Cron is out. Look for the team to officially place him on the DL either Friday night or prior to Saturday's game.
Cron had a solo shot off Jake Odorizzi during a four-run second and a three-run drive against Enny Romero in a six-run ninth, his second multi-homer game in four days. The first baseman is off to a ridiculous start in July, going 11-for-24 with five homers, 13 RBI and eight runs scored.
Cron was a major contributor in the 21-run assault against the Red Sox on Saturday, going 6-for-6 with two homers, a double and five RBI.
Cron has been quietly productive for most of the season, but has let loose in the first two games of July, notching three homers and nine RBI over that span. The former first-round pick should be considered an option for those looking to grab cheap power at first base, as he is slashing .287/.340/.473 with nine homers and a .186 ISO through 71 games.
Cron went 2-for-5 with a grand slam in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Red Sox.
Cron made Steven Wright pay for loading them up in the sixth, blasting a 3-2 pitch 423 feet over the Green Monster. It extended the 26-year-old's hitting streak to four games, a stretch that's included a trio of multi-hit efforts. It was only his second homer since June 1 but outside of his long-ball drought, Cron was outstanding last month. He finished with a .303/.361/.470 line over 66 at-bats, and raised his average 15 points.
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