The Athletics have released first baseman Kevin Cron, per his transactions tracker at MLB.com.
Cron, 30, signed a minor league deal with the A’s in the offseason but hit just .133/.152/.156 through 46 plate appearances with the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators. He walked in just 2.2% of those trips to the plate and was struck out in 39.1% of them. Given that rough showing, the club has moved on and freed him up to pursue his next opportunity.
He’s generally been considered a bat-first type of player throughout his career, so the offensive struggles really limit his value. He mashed all through the minor leagues with the Diamondbacks, including a .331/.449/.777 showing at Triple-A in 2019, and eventually got up to the majors. Unfortunately, he hit just .170/.245/.420 in 98 plate appearances over 2019 and 2020 and was released after the latter season.
He tried to take his skills overseas, signing with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp for 2021, eventually hitting a decent .231/.270/.431. He then joined the SSG Landers of the KBO League for 2022 but hit a meager .222/.255/.420 there before returning to North America this year.
“…the club has moved on and freed him up to pursue his next opportunity.”
Good luck in the fast-food industry, Kev.
I’m sure you’re a big deal
Dr. Van Nostrand
^ found Kevin’s mommy
Heh heh heh heh… mommy.
What r u crons secretary have a lil laugh sheesh man
“I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal.”
Maybe he should join the Sunday slo pitch softball league now.
Vince Ferragamo's Dog
When u get cut by Oakland athletics u can’t start playing Atlantic league theme song cause the end is near
If you can’t cut it for the A’s it time to retire.
Well, he’s undefeated as an Oakland Athletic
Damn, those Cron genetics are loud!
There’s got to be a better picture of the guy somewhere
Thank goodness for Walker!
He can always go back to REO Speedwagon.
Has t add in to ast name..cronin…but good one!
No “Cron Zone” in Oakland.
He bombed in Hiroshima
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