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Angels send C.J. Cron to Triple-A to make room for Huston Street

Jul 19, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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The Angels have made room for closer Huston Street on the roster by demoting DH C.J. Cron to Triple-A Salt Lake, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Cron may not be down there for long, however. As DiGiovanna notes, the Angels played a 16-inning game last night against the Mariners and could use the extra roster spot for a reliever for now, then call Cron back up shortly.

Street joined the Angels from the Padres along with Trevor Gott yesterday in exchange for prospects Taylor Lindsey, Jose Rondon, R.J. Alvarez, and Elliot Morris.

Cron, 24, has had a decent year for the Angels thus far, at least from a power perspective, posting a .269/.297/.480 slash line with nine home runs and 27 RBI in 182 plate appearances.

  1. wiscotom - Jul 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    So then… 10 days or until someone is put on the DL?

    • SocraticGadfly - Jul 19, 2014 at 11:58 PM

      Sounds about right. Gives them time to think about a longer-term move to send down when Cron comes back.

  2. notsofast10 - Jul 20, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    Angels applying reverse “money ball”.

    • DugoutDirtbag - Jul 20, 2014 at 6:22 AM

      Actually Cron’s obp is low as of late so it’s in keeping with the principals of moneyballs

  3. 4d3fect - Jul 20, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    Former SLO Blues player! He’ll be back!

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