C.J. Cron hits his way back into the Angels’ plans

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Searching for some offense, the Angels have called first baseman/designated hitter C.J. Cron back up from Triple-A after demoting him earlier this month.

Cron hit well at Triple-A, batting .323 with six homers and a 1.014 OPS in 23 games, but the poor plate discipline that previously hurt him with the Angels continued to be an issue. He drew just four walks in 98 trips to the plate after walking 12 times in 367 plate appearances for the Angels.

Cron has plenty of power and has posted some big numbers in the minors, but designated hitters who walk once every two weeks generally don’t turn into impact players.