Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rumor: Are the Angels setting up C.J. Cron to Replace Raul Ibanez?

Saturday night Los Angeles Angels’ newest member C.J. Cron made his major league debut against the Texas Rangers. He made quite a splash jumping into the big leagues going 3-5 with two RBI in his first game. His first MLB hit and first RBI came in his very first at-bat. He hit a double in his second at-bat and drove in the Angels’ go-ahead run in the 6th inning with a bloop single over the head of Rangers’ third baseman Adrian Beltre.
Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports.
Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports.
Sure, Cron won’t always have games like he did on Saturday but prior to his call up he was hitting .319 with six home runs and 26 RBI in  28 games with the Angels’ Triple-A Affiliate the Salt Lake City Bees. According to Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia, Cron played just as well in the Arizona Fall League and transitioned from there seamlessly into having a great spring. He also led all of the minors in RBI in 2012. If his track record is any indication then the 24-year old could become a staple in the middle of the Angels’ lineup. Scioscia had no problem putting him there Saturday and it seemed to work.
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