Cron will take over for Phil Nevin who was promoted to Triple-A Toledo when Larry Parrish accepted a job as the Atlanta Braves hitting coach.
SeaWolves team officials have confirmed that Cron will take over and that the Detroit Tigers will make it official today (Monday).
Cron spent a short time in the majors with the California Angels and the Chicago White Sox. He then went on to manage in the White Sox minor league system. He also has a stint in the Colorado Rockies organization at the AAA level.
Most recently, Cron managed the Great Falls (Montana) Voyagers--a rookie ball affiliate of the White Sox.
No press conference has been scheduled to introduce Cron. He's the third different SeaWolves manager in three seasons (Brookens and Nevin).