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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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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

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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

Craig Gentry finished 3-for-3 with a run scored in the Angels' 5-3 Cactus League defeat of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday evening in Arizona.

Gentry singled twice and doubled off Diamondbacks reliever Daniel Hudson. He signed a one-year, $1 million free agent contract with the Angels in December and appears likely to open the 2016 season with at least a share of the playing time in left field. Daniel Nava, a switch-hitter, is also in the mix for starts in left.
Mar 8 - 9:27 PM

Angels signed OF Craig Gentry to a one-year, $1 million contract.

The contract's not guaranteed, but does include an additional $250,000 in incentives. Gentry was designated for assignment by the Athletics in late November, but after clearing waivers, he turned down the minors assignment and became a free agent. The 31-year-old outfielder saw 50 at-bats with the A's in 2015, collecting just six hits. He figures to provide organizational outfield depth for the Angels.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 05:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
3Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
4Todd Cunningham
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3Matt Shoemaker
4Nick Tropeano
5Tim Lincecum
6C.J. Wilson
7Andrew Heaney
8Garrett Richards
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cam Bedrosian
5Jhoulys Chacin
6Cory Rasmus
7J.C. Ramirez
8Deolis Guerra
9Jose Alvarez