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Cron, Lindsey among five prospects cut from camp

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels cut left-handed reliever Robert Carson, first baseman C.J. Cron, catcher Anderson De La Rosa, second baseman Taylor Lindsey and utility man Shawn O'Malley from Major League camp on Thursday, whittling their Spring Training roster to 49 players.

Cron, ranked second among Angels prospects by MLB.com last season, had a solid spring, batting .400 (6-for-15) with a home run and showing improvements defensively, and could come up later in the season to serve as a right-handed platoon at designated hitter.

Lindsey, ranked third, went 1-for-9 in limited time and is expected to start the season at Triple-A Salt Lake, where he'll team with Cron and work specifically on polishing his defense.

De La Rosa never arrived to camp because of visa issues in his native Venezuela.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his columns and his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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