1B,3B - ARI - MiLB
The Diamondbacks optioned Kevin Cron to their alternate training site.
The D'Backs called up catching prospect Daulton Varsho today, which cost Cron his spot on the active roster. The heavy hitting first baseman should be back at some point this summer.
Kevin Cron was added to the Diamondbacks' 60-man player pool on Tuesday.
Cron will add a power surge to the Diamondbacks' lineup in the shortened 2020 season. With the designated hitter coming to the National League, there's a clear landing spot for Cron. Cron may split time with Jake Lamb at the DH slot.
The Diamondbacks recalled Cron prior to Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Cron will get another chance at the majors after absolutely obliterating Triple-A, where he's slashing .340/.450/.840 with 29 homers and 80 RBIs in just 253 plate appearances. The 26-year-old batted .213 with four homers and 11 RBIs in 52 PAs in his previous stint with the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks optioned Kevin Cron to Triple-A Reno.
Cron has hit well during his brief time in the majors but doesn't have an opportunity for consistent at bats right now. If that time ever comes he'll be worth an add in most fantasy leagues. Until then he only needs to be rostered in deeper formats.
Kevin Cron went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in the D'Backs' 6-0 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.
It was the second straight game with a homer for Cron. He needs to be guaranteed more playing time to be fantasy relevant in 12-team leagues, but he has posted an OPS over 1.000 in 13 games with the D'Backs this season. He's a name to monitor.