今日双色球开奖结果 www.xnzvqg.com.cn SAN FRANCISCO – Kevin Cron received the news he had been dreaming about since childhood. Only he never imagined who would be delivering it.

Cron was called to the big leagues by the Diamondbacks on Thursday, and his dad, Triple-A Reno manager Chris Cron, happened to be the one to tell him.?

“I ran it through my head hundreds of times growing up about how it would happen and none of those hundred ever included my dad being the one to tell me,” Kevin Cron said from Oracle Park on Friday, his first day in the major leagues.?

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“This year, it just ended up working out to where he was there. I don’t know how many people, if any, have ever been able to say their dad gave them the call. Something very special for both of us, for sure.”

Cron couldn’t have done much more to earn the promotion. Through 44 games with Reno, he was hitting a robust .339/.437/.800. He leads all of professional baseball with 21 home runs.

How he will fit on the Diamondbacks’ roster remains unclear. General Manager Mike Hazen said Cron likely will occupy a bench role for now with “a start here or there,” though he acknowledge the possibility of him earning additional at-bats. Cron was not in the lineup on Friday night against the San Francisco Giants.

“There isn’t a blueprint for us yet on exactly what this will look like,” he said.

Hazen said the promotion was not a reaction to the struggles of first baseman Christian Walker, who is hitting .148 over his past 15 games and will continue to play,?and Hazen tried to downplay the idea of Cron rescuing the Diamondbacks' sluggish offense, a group that has scored three runs or less in 11 of its past 16 games and two runs or less in its past four.

“I don’t think that’s fair for anybody,” he said. “Having said that, he has the ability to maybe produce a spark of some sort, contribute to the offense in a meaningful way. That’s why we called him up.”

Cron, a product of Mountain Pointe High in Phoenix who later attended Texas Christian, has been steadily climbing through the Diamondbacks’ farm system since he was drafted in the 14th round in 2014.?

Chris Cron, a longtime minor league manager, was the Diamondbacks’ minor league hitting coordinator from 2014 to 2018 before moving back to the dugout this year.

Kevin Cron said he figured something might be up when his father concocted a strange excuse to stop by his hotel room in El Paso on Thursday afternoon, something to do with planning for his sister’s visit to town. He said his dad’s first words when he saw him were, “Let’s go. Start packing. Let’s go.”

“Gave him a big hug, starting crying a little bit,” Cron said. “Five minutes later, I’m out the door with my suitcase, clothes unfolded, thrown in the bag. It was awesome.”

Cron has gone from being an all-or-nothing slugger to well-rounded hitter over the past three years. He struggled in Double-A in 2016, hitting just .222, but arrived at spring training the following year committed to refining his pitch selection and maintaining a consistent approach at the plate.

“It’s one of those things,” he said, “where I couldn’t get away with the way I was going about my at-bats.”

He said he stopped viewing his at-bats solely in terms of outcomes, but instead tried to focus on what he could have done within each at-bat to give himself a better chance to succeed.

“Could I have done something different to put myself in a position to be more competitive?” he said. “Maybe I could have taken that 0-1 pitch that was just a shade off that I fouled off. Maybe I could have laid off the pitch that I hit and waited for a better one.?

“If there’s nothing you could have done to change it, then you have to live with that and trust that it’s working and trust that the swing that you’ve developed is going to work more times than not as long as you stay with that same mentality. That’s what really has propelled me, I think.”

Chris Cron, who was away from the Reno club and?in San Francisco on Friday night to watch?Kevin's debut, played parts of two seasons in the majors, getting a total of 25 at-bats with the California Angels and Chicago White Sox. His oldest son, C.J., has played parts of six seasons in the majors; he is the starting first baseman for the Minnesota Twins this season and is hitting .278/.339/.562 with 13 home runs.

This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: 'Big hug, started to cry': Diamondbacks 1B Kevin Cron gets big-league call up news from father

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