Craig Gentry OF OAK 1 month ago

Gentry was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Monday.

Gentry was the unfortunate odd man out upon the return of Ben Zobrist from the disabled list. Given his 3-for-38 mark at the plate through 17 games this season, it's not a big surprise that he's the one gone. The 31-year-old will return to Triple-A in an attempt to regain his form from the last few seasons.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 2 months ago

Gentry was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

Gentry's stay in the minors lasted less than two weeks, as the Athletics were in need of an extra bat after Ike Davis (quadriceps) was placed on the disabled list. The team's outfield still remains crowded, however, which will likely limit Gentry to serving as a fourth or fifth outfielder in his return to the parent club.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 2 months ago

Gentry was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday.

Gentry has been terrible so far in 2015, sporting a .086 average over 35 at-bats with zero extra base hits. He was sent down to make room for Coco Crisp and will try and get his bat going in Nashville.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 2 months ago

Gentry is out of the lineup for the fourth straight game Sunday against the Rangers.

Gentry has had his fair share of opportunities in April, but is just 2-for-33 at the plate while still searching for his first extra-base hit. With Billy Burns now in the mix in Oakland, Gentry and his .280 OPS risk being faded out of the outfield rotation, if it hasn't happened already.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 2 months ago

Gentry is out of the lineup Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

He had gotten three starts in a row, but he has just one hit over that span. While Gentry provides excellent defense in left field, the A's will opt to add a little pop to the lineup with Mark Canha getting the start Thursday.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 2 months ago

Gentry was 0-for-3 on Sunday, extending his hitless streak to begin the year to 17 at-bats.

Gentry had not started a game in over a week as the A's had been facing right-handed pitchers. Gentry will continue to play center field when the A's face a lefty, but his brutal start has killed any chance to earn any substntial at-bats agaisnt righties for the time being.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 2 months ago

Gentry will start in center field and bat leadoff Sunday against the Royals.

Gentry will start for the first time in six games, taking over for Sam Fuld in center field. With left-hander Danny Duffy on the hill for the Royals, manager Bob Melvin will attempt to stack his lineup with as many right-handed bats as possible.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 2 months ago

Gentry is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

The A's will start Mark Canha in left field, with Ike Davis at first base and Billy Butler serving as the DH. The more offensive-minded lineup is Oakland's new preference against right-handed pitching, as Gentry hasn't gotten a start since Saturday, which was the last time the A's faced a southpaw. While his defense and baserunning have always been highly regarded, Gentry's splits make it clear that he's best suited to this kind of platoon role.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 3 months ago

Gentry is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros.

Wednesday will mark the fourth consecutive game Gentry won't be in the starting lineup, once again being supplanted by Mark Canha in left field. While Gentry has begun the season 0-for-14, Canha has been hitting well with a .333/.353/.515 slash line, so it appears the 31-year-old may not still be in line for regular starts.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 3 months ago

Gentry is not in the lineup Monday against the Astros.

Gentry has gotten off to an 0-for-14 start at the plate and appears to be losing some playing time as Monday will be the third time in eight games that he'll take a seat. Mark Canha will fill in as the left fielder, batting second.