Craig Gentry
LF/RF BAL
2 days ago

Gentry's contract was selected from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Since being sent back to the minors, the veteran outfielder found some success at the plate, slashing .275/.345/.382 during his time with the Tides. He'll head back to the big leagues to offer reserve outfield depth. To make room for him on the active roster, David Washington was optioned to Triple-A and Zach Britton (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day DL.

Craig Gentry
LF/RF BAL
1 month ago

Gentry was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder ended up being the odd-man out when the Orioles needed a roster spot for Welington Castillo to return from the DL. It comes as a bit of a surprise given that the Orioles are now carrying three catchers on the major-league roster, although Gentry's .162 batting average and sparse playing time certainly didn't help his cause. He already passed through waivers, so he'll act as organizational depth for the time being.

Craig Gentry
LF/RF BAL
2 months ago

Gentry was a late addition to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays. He'll man right field and bat eighth in the order.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles made Chris Davis a late scratch with a sore right elbow, so Trey Mancini will cover Davis' usual spot at first base while Gentry enters the outfield. Now that Joey Rickard is healthy, Gentry looks like the Orioles' fifth outfielder, meaning he probably won't be in line for regular starts even in a platoon role.

Craig Gentry
LF/RF BAL
2 months ago

Gentry went 2-for-5 with a home run, his first of the season, and three RBI in Sunday's win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Hitting from the leadoff spot, the outfielder overcame an awful 1-for-12 start with a big performance in Sunday's slugfest. Gentry is still hitting just .118/.211/.176 with five strikeouts over his first 11 games, though. He'll continue to see increased playing time while Joey Rickard (finger) is sidelined; however, Gentry's not expected to get routine at-bats which limits his appeal.

Craig Gentry
LF/RF BAL
2 months ago

Gentry will start in left field and lead off for the Orioles in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

So long as Joey Rickard (finger) remains on the disabled list, it looks like Gentry will serve as the Orioles' leadoff hitter against left-handed pitching. That may give him some appeal as a punt-play option in the outfield for DFS, but Gentry's 1-for-12 start to the season along with his standing in the short end of a platoon in left field with Hyun Soo Kim limits his attractiveness in most season-long leagues.

Craig Gentry
LF/RF BAL
2 months ago

Gentry will start in left field and serve as the Orioles' leadoff hitter for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Orioles placing Joey Rickard (finger) on the 10-day disabled list earlier Sunday, Gentry looks primed to see regular at-bats and lead off against left-handed starters for at least the next week and a half while working as a platoon partner for either Hyun-Soo Kim or Seth Smith. The 33-year-old has shown little power over the course of his career, but has been active on the basepaths in the past. He might make for a decent short-term roster add in AL-only formats.

Craig Gentry
LF/RF BAL
3 months ago

Gentry had his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Gentry will serve as a reserve outfielder in a role similar to that of Joey Rickard, while Hyun Soo Kim, Adam Jones and Seth Smith will be the presumed starters. The veteran was once a threat to run, stealing 25 bases at the Triple-A level for Oakland in 2015, but is unlikely to see many opportunities on the basepaths this year. Instead, his speed could help Gentry see reps as a late-game defensive replacement in the outfield.

Craig Gentry
LF/RF BAL
3 months ago

Gentry is expected to make the Orioles' 25-man roster as a reserve outfielder, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

After posting a .974 OPS in 28 Grapefruit League games, the veteran outfielder forced his way onto the major-league roster despite his NRI status. His ability to be added to the 40-man roster is still dependent on Aneury Tavarez passing through waivers, but all signs seem to be indicating that won't pose a problem. Gentry seems primed for a role as the fifth outfielder in Buck Showalter's arsenal.

Craig Gentry
LF/RF BAL
3 months 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/RF BAL
3 months 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.