Cron was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.
Cron owns a lopsided but respectable .207/.266/.534 slash line in 27 games this season. There aren't enough at-bats available for him at first base at the moment, however, with Christian Walker hitting well and Jake Lamb also sliding over from third base for the occasional start at the position. Wilmer Flores (foot) returns from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Cron is expected to serve as designated hitter Tuesday and/or Wednesday when the Diamondbacks face the Rangers in Texas, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Cron has been limited mostly to pinch-hit duty since being recalled to Arizona. That's his state of affairs now that Jake Lamb has returned from injury. Lamb and Christian Walker have crowded out Cron's opportunities.
Cron was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.
The Diamondbacks' situation at first base is more crowded than ever with Jake Lamb now healthy, so Cron may be stuck as a pinch hitter during his time in Arizona. In 52 plate appearances for the team earlier in the season, he hit just .213 but managed four homers. Taylor Clarke (back) landed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Cron was sent back to Triple-A Reno following Friday's game, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Demoting Cron to the minors enables the Diamondbacks to bring up a reliever to buttress a bullpen that's been used quite a bit this week during the team's five-game losing streak. It also signals the potential return of Jake Lamb (quadriceps).
Cron launched a solo home run in his only at-bat during Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Rockies.
Cron came in to pinch hit for Yoan Lopez in the ninth inning and fired up the Diamondbacks' rally with a solo shot off Wade Davis. Unfortunately, Arizona couldn't get it done this time. Through 21 games, the 26-year-old is batting .233/.277/.605 with four home runs, 11 RBI and eight runs scored. Cron usually takes a back seat to Christian Walker, but it's worth noting that all four of his homers have come in June.
Cron went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in a 10-3 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
Cron entered the game defensively in the bottom of the seventh inning and homered in in the eighth inning off Kyle Barraclough to make the score 8-3. The 26-year-old has not received regular at-bats, but still has three homers in his last six games. Cron has a .237/.286/.579 slash line in just 38 at-bats this year.
Cron is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.
Cron started in all three games in Toronto over the weekend, but he mostly benefited from the Diamondbacks having an extra spot open for a designated hitter. With Arizona resuming National League play this week, Cron may only be in line for a couple of starts behind top first baseman Christian Walker.
Cron went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo homer in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.
Cron has now homered in two straight contests. The Diamondbacks have taken advantage of the weekend series taking place in an AL park by starting both Cron and Christian Walker, alternating the pair between first base and designated hitter. Despite Cron's homers, it's not clear that he's done enough to climb ahead of Walker on the depth chart or to carve out regular at-bats.
Cron went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in an 8-2 victory against the Blue Jays on Friday.
Receiving the opportunity to start because Arizona was using the designated hitter in an AL park, Cron hit his first career big-league homer. Cron is just 5-for-20 (.250) this year, but all five of his hits have gone for extra bases, giving him a .600 slugging percentage. He also has five RBI and four runs across 12 games.
Cron was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Saturday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
He was just sent packing Friday, but Cron is back on the roster as an injury replacement for Blake Swihart (oblique). The 26-year-old Cron wasn't given much of a chance in his prior stint, starting just twice in the span of a week, and it's hard to imagine it'll be much different this time around with the team seemingly intent on sticking with Christian Walker at first base for now.
Cron was optioned to Triple-A Reno ahead of Friday's game.
The Diamondbacks needed a spot for Friday's starter, Jon Duplantier, and Cron was the roster casualty. Cron, the younger brother of Minnesota's C.J. Cron, was never really given much of a chance, as he started all of two games after getting the call last week. If Cron picks up where he left off with Reno (.339/.437/.800, 21 homers), Arizona won't have a choice but to give Cron a longer look later in the season.
Cron is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies.
When Cron was called up from Triple-A Reno on May 24, there was some thought that he might unseat the struggling Christian Walker as the Diamondbacks' everyday first baseman. That hasn't materialized, as Cron has been on the bench for five of his first seven games in the big leagues. Cron's power upside makes him worthy of holding in NL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues, but it might be tougher to justify stashing him in shallower settings while he continues to see limited at-bats.
Cron went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Wednesday's loss at Coors Field.
Cron was making his second start of the season after getting called up May 24. Wednesday marked his first multi-hit game at the major-league level as he smacked both doubles off starter Jeff Hoffman. The 26-year-old hit an absurd .339/.437/.800 and led all minor-league players with 21 home runs and 62 RBI with Triple-A Reno before getting the call. He'll have to fight for a secure spot in the lineup; if Christian Walker continues to slump, the job may be Cron's before long.
Cron is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Cron has started one of the Diamondbacks' three games since getting promoted from Triple-A Reno prior to the weekend. The 26-year-old came through with a double and two RBI in Saturday's 10-4 win, but he may need to string together a few quality performances before unseating Christian Walker atop the depth chart at first base. For the time being, look for the two power hitters to split starts.
Cron went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Saturday's 10-4 win over the Giants.
Making his first MLB start and batting fifth, Cron hit a couple of balls hard that might have left the yard elsewhere, but he had to settle for an RBI double and a sacrifice fly at Oracle Park. With Christian Walker struggling at the plate, the D-backs may be inclined to give Cron a serious look at first base, at least until Jake Lamb (quadriceps) finally gets healthy.
Cron will bat fifth and play first base in his first career start Saturday in San Francisco.
Cron struck out in his first career at-bat in Friday's contest. It remains unclear how the playing time will break down between him and Christian Walker, who will head to the bench Saturday.
Cron was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Friday.
Cron has been tearing it up in the minor leagues this season, slashing .339/.437/.800 with 21 homers and 62 RBI over 44 games, so the Diamondbacks will give him a shot against major-league arms. With Jake Lamb (quadriceps) still on the 10-day injured list, Cron could see playing time at first base, though Christian Walker will remain the starter.
The Diamondbacks are considering promoting Cron from Triple-A Reno, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Cron is said to be meeting the team in San Francisco, where Arizona is set to open a three-game set against the Giants on Friday. He has ripped apart the Pacific Coast League with 21 home runs while hitting .339/.437/.800 and could provide a lift to the Diamondbacks' slumbering offense. He's played first base at Reno but has previous experience at third as well. Cron could steal at-bats from current first baseman Christian Walker, who is hitting .148 with 22 strikeouts in 60 plate appearances over the last 15 games.
Cron was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.
Cron doesn't have a whole lot left to prove at the Triple-A level, having hit .309/.368/.554 for Reno last season. He'll return there to wait for an opportunity to open up in the big leagues.
Cron's contract was selected from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.
Cron was promoted to the team's 40-man roster for Rule 5 protection. The 25-year-old hit .309/.368/.554 with 22 homers and 28 doubles across 104 games with the Aces in 2018, addressing concerns about his power and on-base skills as a corner-infield bat. His path to major-league playing time could open up in the near future with the Diamondbacks reportedly shopping Paul Goldschmidt, who is entering the final year of his contract.
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