Craig Gentry OF OAK 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 2 weeks ago

Gentry was 0-for-3 on Saturday, running his hitless streak to start the season to 14 at-bats.

Gentry has looked lost at the plate to start the year and has already started to lose at-bats against righties to Mark Canha. With Josh Reddick returning on Sunday, Gentry's role will likely be limited to starts against lefties and late inning pinch running and defensive appearances.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 2 weeks ago

Gentry is out of the A's lineup again Friday.

Gentry will sit for a second straight day following an 0-for-11 start to his season, with Mark Canha slotting into left field and the two-hole in the batting order. Chances are, Gentry will be back in there Saturday with a lefty in J.A. Happ due up for Seattle.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 3 weeks ago

Gentry is out of the lineup Thursday.

Even with Coco Crisp out, look for Gentry to sit most times a righty takes the bump, which is the case Thursday with Nick Martinez pitching for the Rangers.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 3 weeks ago

Gentry will get some at-bats at leadoff while Coco Crisp is on the DL,

reports Jimmy Durkin of the San Jose mercury News.

Manager Bob Melvin indicated that the leadoff spot will be split with Sam Fuld and determined based on the pitching matchup. Gentry was scheduled to platoon with Fuld, but Crisp's injury will open up some at-bats against righties for Gentry. Gentry managed 20 stolen bases in only 232 at-bats in 2014 and could be a sneaky source of steals in the first two months of the season.

Craig Gentry OF OAK 2 months ago

Gentry will platoon in center field with Sam Fuld, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

With Coco Crisp moving to left field, this opens up center field for the defensively gifted Gentry and Sam Fuld platoon. Gentry is on the side of the platoon where he won't see as many at-bats as Fuld, but one would guess that Fuld will not hit enough to play against every righty. Gentry only had 232 at-bats in 2014 due to a myriad of injuries, but was still able to swipe 20 bases in only 22 attempts when he was on the field.