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Craig Gentry | Outfielder | #14

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 10 (0) / TEX
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Craig Gentry had a nice night offensively in Friday's victory over the Red Sox, going 1-for-2 with a double and a pair of walks.
Gentry also scored the game's first run on an RBI single by Adam Jones in the third inning. He has seen some time hitting atop the O's lineup against left-handed pitching but is hitting just .150/.217/.350 and remains an unattractive fantasy option. Apr 21 - 10:47 PM

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Craig Gentry is starting in left field and batting leadoff for the Orioles in Friday's game against the Red Sox.

Gentry is sporting an ugly .111/.105/.278 batting line so far, but he's started and hit leadoff pretty consistently against lefties. He'll battle southpaw Drew Pomeranz in this one.
Apr 21 - 3:15 PM

Craig Gentry used his speed to tie the game in the ninth inning on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Orioles to victory over the Blue Jays.

The O's entered the ninth inning trailing 1-0, but Welington Castillo led off with an infield single off of Jays' closer Roberto Osuna. Gentry was called in to pinch run and immediately swiped second base. He took third on a fly ball off the bat of Hyun-Soo Kim and scored on a sacrifice fly from Jonathan Schoop. He brings an element of speed that has been sorely lacking in Baltimore the past few seasons.
Apr 15 - 3:53 PM

Craig Gentry is starting in left field and batting leadoff for the Orioles in Sunday's game versus the Yankees.

Gentry hasn't had an at-bat yet this season, but that didn't stop manager Buck Showalter from sticking him in the leadoff spot against southpaw CC Sabathia. Welington Castillo is getting a breather Sunday, as Caleb Joseph is behind the plate.
Apr 9 - 10:36 AM

Orioles purchased the contract of OF Craig Gentry from Triple-A Norfolk.

Gentry won a roster spot with a nice spring. He'll see starts against lefties and his speed makes him a deep AL-only option.
Apr 2 - 1:18 PM

Craig Gentry had another nice game Tuesday, collecting a double, two walks and two steals in the Orioles' 5-4 win over the Braves.

Gentry is hitting .333 with a .992 OPS in 51 at-bats, which is going to have to be good enough to get him a spot on the Orioles' roster. If they surprise and choose not to carry him, he'll be of interest to several teams.
Mar 28 - 5:04 PM

Craig Gentry went 2-for-3 with a triple Monday against the Red Sox.

Over the concussion issues that plagued him last year, Gentry has made a nice case for a spot on the Orioles bench, hitting .320 with a .414 OBP, two homers and five steals in 50 at-bats. It's hard to tell just what the Orioles are going to do with their bench, but another guy who swings righty and plays plus defense in the outfield corners could come in handy there.
Mar 27 - 5:22 PM

Craig Gentry is out of action for the Orioles on Monday due to a groin injury.

The severity of the injury is unclear. Gentry is slashing .292/.370/.542 in 24 at-bats this spring, but any lost time will hurt his odds of grabbing an Opening Day roster spot.
Mar 13 - 11:10 AM

Craig Gentry went 2-for-3 and a three-run homer off the Blue Jays' Mat Latos on Wednesday.

Gentry, just signed by the Orioles three weeks ago, has a chance to make the team as a bench player with Michael Bourn expected to land on the disabled list. Still, it's more likely that he'll open up in Triple-A. He hasn't made a positive contribution to a major league team since 2013.
Mar 8 - 4:47 PM

Orioles signed OF Craig Gentry to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 33-year-old hit just .147/.237/.176 in 39 plate appearances with the Angels in 2016 and was subsequently released in early August. He'll compete for a reserve outfielder role with the O's.
Feb 18 - 9:52 AM

Angels released OF Craig Gentry.

Gentry was designated for assignment on July 30 and subsequently passed through waivers. Rather than accept a minor league assignment, the veteran outfielder has elected to try his luck elsewhere. He hasn't played in a major league game since April 26 due to a lumbar strain. The Angels activated him from the 60-day disabled list prior to designating him for assignment, though, meaning he should be healthy enough to play when he finds a new home.
Wed, Aug 3, 2016 09:24:00 PM

Angels activated OF Craig Gentry from the 60-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

He's missed most of the year with a back injury. Gentry opened the year in a left field platoon with Daniel Nava, who was also DFA'd on Saturday. Now that role is being filled by Shane Robinson, Gregorio Petit and Ji-Man Choi.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 07:00:00 PM

Craig Gentry (back) drew two walks, stole a base, and scored a run Wednesday in his second rehab game with High-A Inland Empire.

Gentry has reached base in each of his three rehab games, dating back to his rehab debut Sunday with the Diamondbacks' affiliate in the rookie-level Arizona League. Gentry should be cleared to return to the Angels' active roster shortly after the All-Star break and he's probably going to see a decent amount of playing time in left field. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since April 26 with a lumbar strain.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 09:35:00 AM

Craig Gentry (back) will begin a rehab assignment with the Rookie-level AZL Angels on Thursday.

Gentry has been sidelined for the last few months with a "personal medical condition." It's unknown if that condition is related to the lumbar strain that sent him to the disabled list back in April. When he returns, Gentry will join a left field platoon that includes Daniel Nava and Todd Cunningham.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 08:50:00 PM

Angels transferred OF Craig Gentry to the 60-day disabled list.

Gentry was close to beginning a rehab assignment last month but a personal medical condition kept him on the disabled list. He was originally placed on the DL with a lumbar strain in late April. There's no timetable for Gentry's return.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 06:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Craig Gentry
3Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Ubaldo Jimenez
5Wade Miley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Donnie Hart
6Jayson Aquino
7Richard Bleier
8Vidal Nuno
9Stefan Crichton