Kevin Cron, who played for SSG Landers until the first half of last year’s KBO League, hit a big home run in this year’s Major League (MLB) demonstration game.
On the 5th (Korean time), Cron appeared as a substitute in a major league exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds held at Ballpark in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and drew a 3-run arch in the bottom of the 7th inning.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, with the team trailing 6-8, Cron, who was at bat with 2 out on 1st and 2nd base, hit opposing pitcher Ian Jibo’s 3rd fastball and crossed the middle fence. The estimated distance was 471 feet (about 143.6 m), a large home run.
However, Cron’s home run was not recorded as the winning run. Oakland lost 9-10 to Cincinnati, allowing two runs in the top of the ninth.토토사이트
Cron, who signed a minor contract with Oakland ahead of this season, participated in the spring camp as an invited player.
And, showing off his slugging power in his exhibition game, he is aiming for his re-entry to the major leagues. Cron hit a two-run home run in an exhibition game against Cincinnati on the 2nd.
Both of the hits Cron hit in the demonstration game were home runs. His exhibition batting average is 0.250, but his OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) is a whopping 1.000.
Cron, who had been the home run king in Triple A in 2019, joined SSG last year after going through the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.
Cron appeared in 67 games and was sluggish with a batting average of 0.222, 11 homers, 35 RBIs and 21 points. In the end, SSG won the regular league championship, followed by the Korean Series championship, and achieved a combined championship.
Meanwhile, in Oakland, Cron’s father, Chris Cron, serves as an assistant hitting coach. When Cron joins the major league roster, we expect to see the father and son play for a team.