15DCraig Gentry LF LAA 1 week ago

Gentry will remain on the DL with a personal medical condition, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It appears Gentry will have to wait to be activated and the exact details surrounding his "personal medical condition" are unknown, but more information should be available soon and he should be able to return in the near future.

15DCraig Gentry LF LAA 2 weeks ago

Gentry (back) is expected to start a rehab assignment Friday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a little over a week of participating in baseball activities, Gentry appears to be ready for the next step in his rehab assignment. It's unclear how long the rehab assignment will last, but he could be in position to make a return sometime within the next week or two as long as everything goes as planned.

15DCraig Gentry LF LAA 3 weeks ago

Gentry (back) began doing baseball activities Wednesday, but manager Mike Scioscia said that he's "got a ways to go" before returning from the disabled list, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gentry was eligible to return from the disabled list Wednesday, but he has not made enough progress to warrant activation. He'll likely need to get some swings against live pitching before he gets back to game action, so it could be some time before the 32-year-old returns to the Angels.

15DCraig Gentry LF LAA 1 month ago

Gentry (back) was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Since Gentry hasn't appeared in a game since Feb. 25, he'll be eligible to come off the DL as soon as May 10 if his back shows enough improvement. Gentry had been working on the small side of a platoon with Rafael Ortega in left field prior to his injury, so those duties will now likely fall to Shane Robinson, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.

15DCraig Gentry LF LAA 1 month ago

Gentry was left out of Saturday's lineup due to back stiffness, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gentry has only been in the lineup once over the last week, with manager Mike Scioscia leaning on Rafael Ortega to play left field. It's unclear when Gentry's back starting acting up, but he'll miss at least Saturday's game and his status going into Sunday's series finale against the Rangers is uncertain.

15DCraig Gentry LF LAA 2 months ago

Gentry is batting second in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gentry will replace Daniel Nava in the order with the Angels using a platoon for its left field position. He'll bat second against left-hander Jon Lester. In his career, Gentry slashes .273/.354/.321 against lefties, so if he can get on base, he'll be in a favorable position in the lineup to come around to score with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hitting behind him.

15DCraig Gentry LF LAA 3 months ago

Gentry may open the season on the small side of a platoon in left field with Daniel Nava, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gentry could also take away a few late-inning at-bats over the course of the year if the Angels don't upgrade the position in the coming weeks. In previous opportunities to play regularly against left-handed starters, Gentry has shown the ability to deliver 20-25 steals while hitting for an acceptable batting average. At age 32, it's reasonable to expect similar production from him during his first season in Anaheim.

15DCraig Gentry LF LAA 6 months ago

Gentry signed a one-year contract with the Angels on Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With the addition of Gentry, the Angels have bolstered their outfield depth at a low cost, though they figure to continue exploring the trade market for a more impactful corner bat. Gentry still has decent speed at 32, but struggled mightily in 26 games with Oakland last season, and his track record at Triple-A is less than stellar (.268/.341/.346).

15DCraig Gentry LF LAA 6 months ago

Gentry declined his assignment to Triple-A on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran spent most of last season in the minors and failed to impress during 26 games with the big league club, posting a .120/.196/.200 slash line. He likely would have been relegated to a similar role in 2016, so declining the assignment at least provides him to seek a potentially more significant role for another club.

15DCraig Gentry LF LAA 6 months ago

Gentry cleared waivers Monday and was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gentry wasn't particularly impressive with Triple-A last season, so the lack of interest from the rest of the league isn't all that surprising. He could have a chance to help out the big league club at some point next season, but the 32-year-old will likely just serve as outfield depth within the organization.