The Rockies signed C.J. Cron off the free-agent scrap heap last February, on a prove-it minor-league deal where he had to compete for both a roster spot and the first base job.
And prove it he has done.
Since coming to Colorado, Cron’s established himself as the team’s premier power hitter. The right-handed slugger who led the Rockies with 28 homers last year blasted two long balls on Saturday night at Coors Field, pacing the home team to a 9-6 victory over the Cubs.
Cron’s 14th career multi-dinger game brings his homer total to five this year, tied for the MLB lead with Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr.