Cron was placed on the 10-day injured list with a lower-back strain Monday.
It's a poorly-timed injury for Cron, as he was just starting to heat up at the plate, posting a 1.188 OPS over his last 15 games after struggling to a .558 OPS over his first 14. The move was backdated to Friday, so he'll be eligible to return as soon as next Monday, though it's not yet clear whether or not he's expected to do so. Matt Adams and Connor Joe have started the last four games at first base and will likely continue to split time there until Cron returns.
Cron (back) is unavailable Sunday against the Cardinals and will be reevaluated Monday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The 31-year-old will sit for the third straight contest as he continues to battle a lower-back issue. Connor Joe and Matt Adams have both received a start at first base during Cron's absence.
Cron (back) isn't starting Saturday against the Cardinals.
Cron was a late scratch Friday due to low back tightness, and he'll be out of the lineup for a second straight game. Connor Joe will start at first base and bat sixth.
Cron was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Cardinals due to lower-back tightness, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Cron was replaced in the lineup by Matt Adams, who is playing first base and batting sixth. It's not yet clear whether Cron will be available off the bench or whether he could return to action Saturday.
Cron has been scratched from Friday's lineup against the Cardinals for an unspecified reason, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
It's not yet clear why Cron was removed from the lineup. Matt Adams will start at first base and bat sixth.
Cron isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Giants.
Cron will get a breather after he went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and a strikeout in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader. Matt Adams will start at first base and bat sixth.
Cron went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Giants.
After going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in the first game of the twin bill, Cron came back and cranked a game-tying homer against Alex Wood in the second tilt. The 31-year-old also tacked on a two-out single in the seventh inning, positioning Charlie Blackmon for a walkoff home run. Cron now has five home runs on the season while batting .290/.389/.495.
Cron is not in the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
The 31-year-old will take a seat for the first time since April 11, as he's posted a 1.018 OPS with four homers, 12 RBI and 11 runs over the past 16 games. Matt Adams will receive the start at first base for the Rockies in Cron's absence.
Cron went 2-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run and two runs scored Tuesday against the Giants.
Cron provided some insurance in the 10th inning by blasting his fourth home run of the season, which put the Rockies up by three runs. After connecting for only three extra-base hits in his first 14 games, Cron has hit all four of his home runs with an additional double in his last seven contests. Through 81 plate appearances, Cron is now hitting .271/.370/.500.
Cron went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and also scored twice in Sunday's 12-2 win over the Phillies.
Cron had three singles in Sunday's blowout win before showcasing some late power when he launched a two-run blast to left-center in the eighth to put the Rockies up 12-2. The 31-year-old had a really slow start to the season but has started to find his swing as he's slashing .371/.421/.686 with three home runs, 10 RBI and six runs scored over his last 10 games.
Cron went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 5-4 win over the Phillies.
Two games after smacking his first home run of the campaign, Cron went deep again Friday, tying the game with a two-run shot off Vince Velasquez in the fourth inning. He now has nine RBI on the season and is slashing .200/.313/.382 across 64 plate appearances.
Cron went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and five RBI in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Astros.
Cron was responsible for almost all of the Rockies' runs in the contest, driving in a pair with a double in the sixth inning before blasting a three-run shot in the eighth. The home run was the first of the regular season for the slugger after he went deep five times during spring straining. Cron boosted his average to .208 with the two-hit performance.
Cron is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
Josh Fuentes will take over at first base while Cron sits for the second time in less than a week. Following a productive spring training, Cron has struggled to get going at the plate, despite making six of his eight starts at Coors Field. Cron has recorded four hits -- two doubles and two singles -- while striking out 11 times in 27 at-bats.
Cron isn't starting Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Cron started each of his first six games with Colorado and went 4-for-21 with two doubles, five runs, one RBI and seven strikeouts. Josh Fuentes will take over at first base for Thursday's series finale against Arizona, batting sixth.
Cron went 2-for-4 with two runs and a double in Thursday's 8-5 win over the Dodgers.
The first baseman was an offensive catalyst for Colorado, hitting a leadoff single in his team's go-ahead, two-run sixth inning. Cron struggled to stay healthy in 2020 with Detroit, but perhaps the change of scenery will restore his offensive value. Hitting fifth in the order behind Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon should position Cron for success in 2021, and playing half his games at Coors Field gives him a chance to surpass his career-high 30 homers from 2018 with the Rays.
Cron went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and two runs in Thursday's spring win over the Angels.
Cron smacked a double in the fourth inning and was brought in to score later in the inning, and he tied the game with a solo home run in the sixth. The 31-year-old has had a strong spring performance and has posted a 1.180 OPS with four home runs, 10 runs and seven RBI across 16 Cactus League games. Cron's contract was selected by the Rockies on Saturday, and he'll serve as the team's primary first baseman this year while playing his home games at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Cron's contract was selected by the Rockies on Saturday.
Cron joined the Rockies on merely a minor-league deal this winter, but he always seemed likely to win the starting job at first base given the team's uninspiring alternatives. He needed to prove his health following August knee surgery, and he's done that this spring, hitting .324/.343/.618 through 12 games. Cron has averaged 27.4 homers per 600 plate appearances thus far in his career and could certainly surpass that mark this season with an everyday role in the league's most hitter-friendly park.
Cron went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's spring loss to the Rangers.
After a slow start to spring training, Cron has gotten into a rhythm at the plate over the last few games as he continues to compete for a starting job at first base. Across his past four games, Cron has gone 6-for-12 with two home runs, two doubles, four runs, three RBI and two strikeouts. The 31-year-old remains the favorite to serve as the primary first baseman for the Rockies to begin the season, even though Josh Fuentes has also had a strong spring.
Cron went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two doubles and two runs in Tuesday's spring win over the Diamondbacks.
Cron got off to a slow start this spring, going just 1-for-13 with a single and six strikeouts across five games, but he had his way against Arizona in Tuesday's blowout win. Although the 31-year-old is in camp as a non-roster invitee, he has a good chance to carve out regular at-bats during the regular season. Josh Fuentes has also impressed at the plate and on defense while competing for the job at first base, but Fuentes can also play third base and left field, which should leave Cron with plenty of opportunities at first.
Cron signed with Colorado as a non-roster invitee Monday.
There may be no better way for a fringy player to suddenly become fantasy-relevant than by taking up residence at Coors Field. Cron will have to prove his health in camp, as knee surgery limited him to just 13 games last season. If he does that, he has a good chance to carve out a significant role, with Josh Fuentes and Greg Bird currently lined up as his top competition at first base. Cron has looked like at least a low-end regular throughout most of his seven big-league seasons, hitting .257/.312/.464 (110 wRC+) overall.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/05||vs SF||W 6-5||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/04||vs SF||W 8-6||3||1||2||1||2||1||0|
|05/04||vs SF||L 4-12||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/02||@ ARI||L 4-8||1||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/01||@ ARI||W 14-6||6||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|04/30||@ ARI||L 2-7||4||0||2||0||1||0||0|
|04/29||@ ARI||L 3-5||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2012||AFA-Inland Empire 66ers||129||525||73||154||32||2||27||123||17||72||3||4||.293||.327||.516|
|2014||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||49||190||30||60||14||1||7||33||18||40||2||1||.316||.385||.510|
|2015||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||23||93||15||30||10||2||6||23||4||14||0||0||.323||.347||.667|
|2017||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||22||82||11||22||6||0||4||23||7||15||1||0||.268||.344||.488|
|2019||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||1||4||1||1||0||0||1||1||--||--||0||0||.250||.250||1.000|