SF signs hard-throwing righty Kroon to mnor-league deal
uesday, Jan. 25
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants announced Tuesday night that they agreed to terms with right-hander Marc Kroon on a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training camp.
Throwing hard always has been Kroon’s primary asset. Control hasn’t. In 26 Major League relief appearances with the Padres, Reds and Rockies spanning 26 2/3 innings, Kroon struck out 23 and walked 26 while recording a 7.43 ERA.
Kroon’s last Major League appearance was June 29, 2004. Since then, the 37-year-old has pitched in Japan with the Yokohama Bay Stars and Yomiuri Giants.
– Chris Haft