April 2, 1973 |
The Bronx, New York
|MLB: July 7, 1995, for the San Diego Padres|
|NPB: April 2, 2005, for the Yokohama BayStars|
|Earned run average||2.68|
|Earned run average||7.76|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Last updated on: 2 September 2011|
He was drafted 72nd overall by the New York Mets in 1991. After playing for various teams including the Cincinnati Reds, he joined the Yokohama BayStars in 2005. After the 2007 season, Kroon and the BayStars failed to come to terms on a new contract, and ended up being a free agent. Kroon was later signed by the Yomiuri Giants along with two other major non-Japanese free agents: former Tokyo Yakult Swallows standouts Seth Greisinger, and Alex Ramirez.
Kroon signed a minor league contract with an invitation for spring training with the San Francisco Giants in 2011. Kroon was reassigned to triple-A Fresno Grizzlies at the end of spring training.
On March 8, 2012, Kroon retired.
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- Schulman, Henry (2011-02-27). "If Giambi Goes, A's Won't Collapse". The San Francisco Chronicle.
- "Marc Kroon: Kroon can opt out of contract on June 1," RotoWorld (April 1, 2011).
- Pentis, Andrew (2012-03-08). "Memories of a retiring Minor Leaguer". milb.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13.