The Arizona Diamondbacks offense needs a boost and the team will be calling up a player to help do that.
John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station reports the team will call up infielder Kevin Cron from the Triple-A Reno Aces. Cron plays first and third but Gambadoro reports Cron will primarily serve as a first baseman and pinch hitter with the D-backs.
Cron has been on fire in Reno, hitting .339 with 21 home runs and 62 RBI. Cron’s 21 home runs are the most at any level this season and he boasts an absurd 1.237 OPS. The 26-year-old is not listed in MLB Pipeline’s top 30 Diamondbacks prospects. He was selected in the 14th round by the D-backs in the 2014 MLB Draft and 2019 is his second full season playing at the Triple-A level.