Craig Gentry
LF LAA
5 hours ago

Gentry (back) was activated from the DL and designated for assignment by the Angels on Saturday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Gentry's 20-day rehab window closing, the Angeles were forced to make a move, and they decided to DFA the 32-year-old rather than return him to the roster. Gentry has hit just .147/.237/.176 in 39 plate appearances in the major this year and he struggled throughout his rehab assignment, so it's a stretch to think another team will pluck him off waivers.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
2 weeks ago

Gentry (back) is set to move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gentry has already appeared in eight rehab games with the Angels' rookie-level club and High-A Inland Empire, hitting .217 in those contests. He's been out since late April with back tightness, but finally seems to be turning the corner in his recovery and could be on tap for a return from the DL by next weekend.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
3 weeks ago

Gentry's rehab assignment has been delayed as he is experiencing lat tightness, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was originally on the 60-day DL due to a "personal medical condition" and it now sounds like he's being slowed by a more traditional ailment. Once his back/shoulder tightness eases up he should go on a somewhat lengthy rehab assignment and could return in late July or early August.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
2 months ago

Gentry (personal) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Originally, it was a back injury that forced Gentry to the DL, but a "personal medical condition" has kept him there, per the Angels. Gentry is without a timetable for a return, but will be ineligible for activation until late June.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
2 months ago

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

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.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
2 months ago

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

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.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
3 months 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.

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.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
3 months ago

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

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.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
3 months ago

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

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.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
4 months ago

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

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.