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Cron, Magnifico recalled amid roster moves

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ANAHEIM -- The Angels called up first baseman C.J. Cron and right-handed reliever Damien Magnifico from Triple-A Salt Lake ahead of their game against the Twins on Saturday night.

The club also optioned infielder Jefry Marte to Triple-A Salt Lake and designated right-hander Deolis Guerra for assignment. Right-hander Daniel Wright, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday, was outrighted to Salt Lake after clearing waivers.

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ANAHEIM -- The Angels called up first baseman C.J. Cron and right-handed reliever Damien Magnifico from Triple-A Salt Lake ahead of their game against the Twins on Saturday night.

The club also optioned infielder Jefry Marte to Triple-A Salt Lake and designated right-hander Deolis Guerra for assignment. Right-hander Daniel Wright, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday, was outrighted to Salt Lake after clearing waivers.

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Cron, who was sent down to Salt Lake on May 22, has found his groove. He batted .333 in 12 games during his latest Minor League stint, and belted two homers, including a grand slam, while recording a career-high seven RBIs on Thursday.

Manager Mike Scioscia said he hoped Marte could similarly recapture his form at the plate while down at Salt Lake. He's batting just .175 with the Angels in 2017.

"Jefry needs at-bats," said Scioscia, "and I think it worked well for C.J. His confidence level is up, and he made the most of his at-bats down there, and hopefully [Marte will] come back and be the productive hitter we know he can be."

As for the addition of Magnifico, Scioscia said the 26-year-old adds depth to the Halos' bullpen.

"He's got a power arm," Scioscia said. "We'll see if we probably need him in our 'pen. It's a fresh arm."

Worth noting

• Right-handed reliever Cam Bedrosian said he "felt good, just a little rusty" after an outing with Class A Advanced Inland Empire on Friday. He threw one inning, allowing two earned runs on two hits, including a home run, and struck out one batter.

"[He's] good," Scioscia said. "He has just normal body fatigue. He's getting closer for sure. If he's ready to go, he'll join our 'pen. If he needs more work, he'll get more work."

• Outfielder Cameron Maybin, who hit the Angels' disabled list Thursday with a left oblique contusion, is "not ready to swing the bat" but "much better," according to Scioscia. The plan is to evaluate Maybin this week to determine if he's ready to return to the club's lineup.

• Right-handed reliever Huston Street doesn't have a definite date for his return just yet, according to Scioscia. Street had a setback to his rehab on Friday because of right triceps tightness.

Kaelen Jones is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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