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Craig Gentry | Outfielder | #3

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 10 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 3 - 9:24 PM

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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.
Jul 30 - 7:00 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.
Jul 14 - 9:35 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.
Jul 7 - 8:50 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.
Jun 11 - 6:53 PM

Craig Gentry will remain on the 15-day disabled list due to a personal medical condition.

Gentry landed on the disabled list late last month with a right lumbar strain, but was expected to make his return this week. That plan is now on hold indefinitely.
May 23 - 5:42 PM

Craig Gentry (back) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Friday.

As expected. Gentry was placed on the disabled list late last month after suffering a right lumbar strain. He's made steady progress since then and should be back with the Angels next week. He'll compete with Rafael Ortega for playing time in left field upon his return.
May 19 - 6:44 PM

Craig Gentry (back) is expecting to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday.

Gentry landed on the disabled list May 1 -- retroactive to April 26 -- with a right lumbar strain. The outfielder was batting just .147/.237/.176 in 39 plate appearances before the injury and will probably spend at least a week playing in minor league games. Look for him to be activated next weekend.
May 19 - 12:06 PM

Craig Gentry (back) has begun taking part in baseball activities.

Gentry was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right lumbar spine strain at the beginning of May (retroactive to April 26). While he is beginning to ramp up his rehab work, manager Mike Scioscia said on Wednesday that the veteran outfielder has "a ways to go" before he is ready to return to the active roster.
May 11 - 9:27 PM

Angels placed OF Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26, with a right lumbar spine strain.

Gentry has battled the back issues for a few days and just wasn't getting any better. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Shane Robinson has replaced him on the roster.
May 1 - 12:55 PM

Craig Gentry is battling back stiffness.

He's started only one of the Angels' last six games. Manager Mike Scioscia said placing Gentry on the disabled list remains a possibility. That would leave the Angels dangerously thin at left field, though Daniel Nava (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment next week. Rafael Ortega will continue to start in left field.
Apr 30 - 6:53 PM

Craig Gentry is starting in left field and batting second for the Angels in Friday's game against the Twins.

The Angels have been using a strict platoon of Gentry and Daniel Nava in left field and in the second spot in the lineup. With the Twins throwing lefty Tommy Milone, it's Gentry's turn.
Apr 15 - 3:02 PM

Craig Gentry is starting in left field and batting second for the Angels in Sunday's game against the Rangers.

Gentry is being used in a strict platoon with Daniel Nava both in left field and in the No. 2 spot. He'll face off against Martin Perez on Sunday. The Halos are also going with Geovany Soto over Carlos Perez at catcher.
Apr 10 - 1:00 PM

Craig Gentry had a two-run single Friday against the Athletics.

The Angels continue to get good production out of left field this spring, as Gentry is batting .316 (12-for-38) while Daniel Nava is batting .471 with a .600 on-base percentage. Barring a last-minute acquisition, Gentry and Nava figure to operate in a platoon. Gentry would get most of his playing time against southpaws in this arrangement, but his speed could be useful in deeper formats. He stole 75 bases between 2011-2014.
Mar 25 - 7:52 PM

Craig Gentry is out Thursday with the flu.

There's a bug going around various major league camps. Gentry would have started Thursday afternoon's Cactus League game against ace White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. He's projected to open the 2016 regular season in a left-field platoon with Daniel Nava.
Mar 24 - 2:04 PM

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C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
3Carlos Perez
4Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Kaleb Cowart
2Cliff Pennington
3Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Shane Robinson
2Rafael Ortega
3Ji-Man Choi
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
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2Matt Shoemaker
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Skaggs
5Alex Meyer
6Garrett Richards
7Nick Tropeano
8Andrew Heaney
9C.J. Wilson
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2J.C. Ramirez
3Deolis Guerra
4Jose Alvarez
5Mike Morin
6Jose Valdez
7Blake Parker
8Huston Street
9Cam Bedrosian
10Cory Rasmus
11Kirby Yates
12Jhoulys Chacin
13Cody Ege
14Brett Oberholtzer