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Craig Gentry | Outfielder

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Craig Gentry (concussion) hit off a tee and will shag some fly balls on Friday.
Gentry has made big-time progress in recent days in his recovery from post-concussion issues. He's still probably a long shot to return before the end of the regular season, but him being an option for postseason play now looks like a real possibility. Sep 26 - 5:19 PM

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Craig Gentry (concussion) is seen as a long shot to return this season.

Gentry progressed to tracking pitches on Thursday, but he's yet to swing a bat. It's conceivable that he could be ready eventually if the A's advance far in the postseason, but in all likelihood he's done until 2015.
Sep 25 - 6:19 PM

Craig Gentry (concussion) has yet to swing a bat.

Gentry wants to return this weekend, but that scenario is looking increasingly unlikely. The 30-year-old has been dealing with post-concussion issues since early September.
Sep 25 - 4:57 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Sunday that Craig Gentry is still having "tough time" recovering from his concussion.

Nothing is official yet, but it's looking unlikely that Gentry will return this season. He's been dealing with post-concussion issues since early September.
Sep 21 - 2:25 PM

Craig Gentry is now dealing with a sinus condition in addition to his post-concussion issues.

Gentry hasn't played since September 9 and it's not looking good for his chances of returning this season. The speedster has been limited to 94 games this year due to injury.
Sep 17 - 9:49 AM

Craig Gentry (concussion) rode a stationary bike without issue on Saturday afternoon.

Gentry has been sidelined since Tuesday after he collided with White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez. He rode a stationary bike Friday and felt dizziness, but everything is trending in the right direction now. The outfielder will have to clear some tests before resuming baseball activities.
Sep 13 - 9:03 PM

Craig Gentry is still not available Wednesday with the aftermath of a concussion.

Gentry sustained the concussion Tuesday when he collided with White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez. A's manager Bob Melvin did allow that Gentry is feeling a bit better, so there's some hope he the injury won't keep him out too much longer.
Sep 10 - 6:26 PM

Craig Gentry was diagnosed with a concussion following his collision with White Sox second baseman Carlos Sanchez on Tuesday.

Gentry reached base on a bunt single in the fifth inning but collided violently with Sanchez on the play. It's impossible to guess how long a concussion might sideline someone, but with so little time left in the regular season, it could be the end of Gentry's 2014 campaign.
Sep 9 - 10:32 PM

Craig Gentry left Tuesday's game against the White Sox after colliding with second baseman Carlos Sanchez.

Gentry was credited with a bunt single, but he paid the price in a nasty collision. It appeared that he might have banged his head against Sanchez's shoulder. The A's will provide an update on Gentry's status before long.
Sep 9 - 9:39 PM

Athletics activated OF Craig Gentry from the 15-day disabled list.

The A's had already optioned Dan Otero to Triple-A, clearing room for Gentry's return. The speedy outfielder went hitless in two rehab games with Triple-A Sacramento, but the A's are only concerned about his health.
Aug 22 - 2:53 PM

Craig Gentry (hand) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Monday in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento.

Gentry, out since July 28 with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand, served as the designated hitter and leadoff man. He'll likely play a few more games before coming off the DL.
Aug 19 - 9:08 AM

Craig Gentry (hand) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Sacramento.

Gentry has been out since July 28 with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to rejoin the A's in a few days.
Aug 18 - 5:01 PM

Craig Gentry (hand) has progressed in his recovery to hitting off a tee.

It's a big step from where he was a few days ago when he couldn't swing a bat without feeling pain in the hand. Now able to hit, he'll need to take another step forward to taking batting practice before a short rehab assignment can be discussed. Gentry has been out since July 28 with a non-displaced fracture in his right hand.
Aug 13 - 6:39 PM

Craig Gentry (hand) has resumed throwing, but is still unable to swing a bat without pain.

Until his pain subsides, he won't be able to begin a minor league rehab assignment. He's still at least a week or so away from rejoining the A's.
Aug 8 - 8:08 PM

Craig Gentry is dealing with a non-displaced fracture of his right hand and hopes to only miss a couple of weeks.

Gentry broke his hand on a bunt attempt Sunday, but it sounds like things could have been much worse under the circumstances. The A's have called up speedster Billy Burns for some outfield insurance with Coco Crisp (neck) also sidelined.
Jul 28 - 5:29 PM

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3B1Brett Lawrie
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