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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 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

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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

Craig Gentry has elected to become a free agent.

Gentry cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Athletics in November, but declined an assignment to Triple-A Nashville. The 31-year-old spent most of the 2015 season in Triple-A and will look for a better opportunity elsewhere.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 02:59:00 PM

Athletics sent OF Craig Gentry outright to Triple-A Nashville.

Gentry had a dreadful 2015, hitting .120/.196/.200 while spending most of the year at Triple-A. He's arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Athletics designated OF Craig Gentry for assignment.

Gentry saw 50 at-bats with the A's in 2015. He did very little with them. The veteran outfielder slashed just .120/.196/.200 in that limited stretch of action. Still, Gentry will likely find a home elsewhere, as he's a proven bench option if nothing else.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 03:57:00 PM

Athletics recalled OF Craig Gentry from Triple-A Nashville.

Gentry will give the Athletics a little extra outfield depth for the stretch run. The 31-year-old is a weak .265/.338/.335 career hitter at the major league level.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Athletics optioned OF Craig Gentry to Triple-A Nashville.

Gentry is sporting a horrendous .079/.163/.079 batting line in 43 plate appearances this season for the Athletics. He'll try to figure something out on the farm.
Mon, May 25, 2015 01:00:00 PM

Athletics recalled OF Craig Gentry from Triple-A Nashville.

Gentry has just three hits in 35 at-bats this season in the majors and wasn't much better in his time at Nashville. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Sun, May 17, 2015 12:40:00 PM

Athletics optioned OF Craig Gentry to Triple-A Nashville.

The A's have chosen to keep Billy Burns around instead. Gentry has just three hits in 35 at-bats this season.
Wed, May 6, 2015 03:38:00 PM

Craig Gentry finished 0-for-3 in the A's loss to the Mariners on Saturday afternoon.

Gentry is now 0-for-14 to open the season. It's silly to raise concern on April 11, but he's hurting his chances of getting more looks in the leadoff spot.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 07:48:00 PM

Athletics and OF Craig Gentry avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.6 million contract.

Gentry was arbitration-eligible for the second time. The speedy outfielder was limited to just 94 games last season due to injury but still managed to steal 20 bases. He could see a good amount of playing time in left field in 2015.
Thu, Jan 15, 2015 10:06:00 PM

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C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
1B1C.J. Cron
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Mike Morin
5Cory Rasmus
6Jose Alvarez
7Greg Mahle
8Cam Bedrosian