Phillies could be interested in C.J. Cron
When the Phillies lost Rhys Hoskins for the season, they lost a right-handed bat in the middle of their lineup.
However the team could look to find a replacement for him via trade at the deadline per Jim Bowden of The Athletic.
One name to keep an eye on is Rockies first baseman, C.J. Cron, who represented Colorado in the All-Star game last season and hit .257 with 29 home runs and 102 RBI.
The Rockies are unlikely to re-sign Cron, 33, so trading him now makes sense. Cron has hit a total of 57 home runs with 194 RBIs over the past two seasons for Colorado and represented them in the All-Star Game last summer. Teams that could have interest include the Marlins and Phillies.
Cron is hitting .228 with six homers and 20 RBI across 148 plate appearances this season for Colorado, but has 57 home runs with 194 RBIs over the past two seasons with the Rockies.
Currently the Phillies have been playing Alec Bohm and Kody Clemens at first base and just moved Darick Hall to the 60-day injured list. Hall replaced Hoskins, but needed thumb surgery to repair a torn ligament and is out til at least mid-June. He is eligible to return from the injured list on June 5, but according to manager Rob Thomson, he will need a rehab assignment before returning to the big club.
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