Craig Gentry
LF LAA
1 week ago

Gentry (groin) will start in center field and bat leadoff in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Rays, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles scratched Gentry from the lineup Monday after his groin acted up, but his availability one day later suggests it's not a major concern. The veteran is still competing for an Opening Day roster spot, but even in a best-case scenario, he'd likely be no more than a fourth or fifth outfielder for the Orioles

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
1 week ago

Gentry is out of the Orioles' lineup Monday dealing with a groin injury, Rich Dubroff of Pressboxonline.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this point, it's unclear how much time Gentry will miss with the injury, so consider him day-to-day until the Orioles release more about his status. The 33-year-old veteran isn't expected to make the Opening Day roster, but should be a top option if the Orioles need to fill a void.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
2 weeks ago

Gentry went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, three RBI, two runs and a strikeout in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Gentry had gone hitless in his previous four games before busting out Wednesday. He's now 5-for-20 (.250) with four RBI, four runs and five strikeouts through 10 spring games. The 33-year-old, eight-year veteran is not expected to make the Opening Day roster, but with 456 MLB games and nearly 1,000 big league at-bats to his name, Gentry would be a top option to join the Orioles should a need arise.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
1 month ago

Gentry's defensive prowess give his a boost in the race for an Opening Day reserve role, SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old outfielder has bounced between the majors and minors for the past couple of seasons. Gentry is an above-average defender which is something the Orioles have a need for. If Gentry makes the team, he will be relegated to a platoon role most likely in left field, but can also fill in for Adam Jones in center when needed.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
1 month ago

Gentry signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on Saturday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

The deal includes an invitation to spring training, where Gentry is expected to report immediately. The 33-year-old hit just .147 in 14 major league games with the Angels last season, but has a .261 career average and can play any outfield position. Gentry will compete for a reserve role in the Baltimore outfield, along with Christian Walker and Aneury Tavarez.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
8 months ago

Gentry refused his assignment to the minors and elected to become a free agent Wednesday, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gentry was designated for assignment after being activated from the DL (back) on July 30. The 32-year-old will become a free agent after exercising his right to refuse the assignment. He has hit just .147/.237/.176 in the majors this season over the course of 39 plate appearances, but is a career .261 hitter during his eight years in the MLB. Gentry could get a chance with a team looking for some outfield depth.

Craig Gentry
LF LAA
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
9 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.