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3 Craig Gentry LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/190 | Birthdate: 11/29/1983 | Birthplace: Fort Smith, AR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: Arkansas | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $501,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Athletics activate Ben Zobrist, option Craig Gentry to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) The Athletics activated second baseman Ben Zobrist from the 15-day disabled list on Monday and optioned outfielder Craig Gentry to Triple-A Nashville.

Zobrist has been sidelined since April 24 while recovering from a knee injury, and despite his activation, he will be available off the bench against the Tigers on Monday before starting Tuesday's game, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He made seven starts in the outfield and five at second base before his injury. Zobrist has hit .240/.304/.400 with one home run and eight RBI in 50 at-bats.

Gentry saw just one appearance in his most recent stint with the team. He is 3 for 38 with the A's this season.


A's OF Coco Crisp (neck) not starting on Wednesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp is being held out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Astros. This comes as little surprise as Crisp was removed from Tuesday's game with stiffness in his neck. The team has not provided an update on his status, and should be considered day-to-day for now.

Billy Burns will draw the start in center field while leading off, and the recently-recalled Craig Gentry will be in left. 


Athletics place Ike Davis on disabled list, recall Craig Gentry


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) The Athletics placed first baseman Ike Davis on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Sunday. 

Davis is battling a quad injury and had missed the last four games. 

"It ended up being a little bit more severe," manager Bob Melvin said per CSN Bay Area. "He'd probably tell you he could run about 70 percent. But it was getting past 70 percent (that was a problem), and it was several days in a row."

To replace him on the roster, the A's recalled outfielder Craig Gentry from Triple-A Nashville. Gentry was hitting .171 in nine games in the minors.  


Athletics activate OF Coco Crisp; Craig Gentry optioned to Triple-A


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) As expected, the Athletics have activated outfielder Coco Crisp from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Wednesday. Crisp has been out all season after undergoing elbow surgery in early April. 

In a coresponding move, the A's have optioned fellow outfielder Craig Gentry to Triple-A Nashville, meaning Billy Burns will remain with the team, for now at least. Gentry has struggled mightely this season, collecting just three hits in 35 at-bats.

Crisp was immediately inserted into manager Bob Mevlin's starting lineup, playing left field and hitting in the lead-off spot. 


Athletics OF Coco Crisp to make season debut Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Athletics outfielder Coco Crisp will his season debut as early as Wednesday against the Twins, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Crisp, who began the season on the disabled list after undergoing arthroscopic surgery in early April to remove bone chips from his elbow, played two rehab games for Class A Stockton before returning to the Bay Area to receive treatment on his elbow on Tuesday.

The A's are expected to option either Billy Burns or Craig Gentry to Triple-A Nashville once Crisp regains his status as the leadoff hitter, per MLB.com.


Craig Gentry starts in place of Mark Canha for Athletics


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Athletics left fielder Mark Canha is out of the lineup for the second straight game on Sunday. Craig Gentry gets his first start of the season in left in Canha's place. 

Gentry has had five starts in center and two in right. 

The A's are -150 money line favorites at home against Houston. 


A's OF Craig Gentry, hitless, moves down lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) With Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry more than struggling at the plate to start the year, manager Bob Melvin has decided to try and take some pressure off of him. 

Gentry, normally Oakland's leadoff batter, was moved to eighth in the batting order. Gentry has started the season 0 for 22 with Melvin saying that he'll move back to the top spot once he starts hitting the ball. 

“He’s been struggling some,” Melvin said, via the Bay Area News Group. “Everybody goes through that. It just works on you a little bit more when you start the season that way. Once Gentry gets going again, he’ll be back in the leadoff spot again against left-handers


Ben Zobrist, Sam Fuld out of the starting lineup Tuesday for A's


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Athletics second baseman Ben Zobrist, center fielder Sam Fuld, first baseman Ike Davis and right fielder Josh Reddick are all out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Angels, the team announced.

Craig Gentry will draw his fifth start of the year against lefty pitcher Hector Santiago. Gentry is 0 for 18 with six strikeouts to start the season. Zobrist will miss his second straight game with Eric Sogard taking over at second. 

Stephen Vogt will start at first and move Josh Phegley behind the plate. Cody Ross takes over in right for Reddick. The Athletics are currently the underdogs (+110) against the Angels.


Stephen Vogt, Ike Davis, Eric Sogard out of Athletics' lineup on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) The Athletics gave several regulars a rest for Sunday's day game. 

Catcher Stephen Vogt, first baseman Ike Davis, center fielder Sam Fuld and second baseman Eric Sogard were all out of Sunday's starting lineup. 

Josh Phegley gets the start at catcher, batting sixth in the order. Ben Zobrist will play second base, batting third. 

Mark Canha moves from left field to first base, replacing Davis. Cody Ross gets the start in left, batting fifth. 

Craig Gentry gets the call in center, batting leadoff. 


Melvin: Coco Crisp moving to LF; Gentry, Fuld to man CF for A's


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced Wednesday the team has decided to move Coco Crisp from center to left field in an attempt to keep him healthy and off the disabled list. Melvin added Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry will platoon in center field for Oakland.

“By doing this we have a better chance of keeping Coco healthy,’’ Melvin said. “We’ve talked about it and he had some questions. But he’s been taking balls in left field this spring.’’

Crisp has not played more than 136 games in a season since joining Oakland in 2010. Crisp, who played in 126 games in 2014, missed time last season after collisions with outfield walls led to neck pain. Crisp said in early February he was going to try to tone down his "aggressive game" in order to avoid more injuries.


Athletics' Craig Gentry hoping for a fast start in 2015


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry is hoping for a fast start in 2015, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Gentry missed time early last year with a back injury, but feels refreshed this season. "Last year was definitely frustrating, because you want to be here with your new team, and I wasn’t healthy," Gentry said. "Now I feel great and I’m really excited about this season."

Gentry stressed that he's working on stealing bases this spring, as he plans to be aggressive once the regular season begins. "I want to be aggressive and practice is what does it. I need to work on getting jumps, trying to read the pitcher and all of that."

Gentry, 31, hit .254/.319/.289 over 232 at-bats last season. 


Five Athletics competing to bat second in lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Manager Bob Melvin indicated that five players are competing to bat second in the Athletics lineup this season, the Bay Area News Group reports.

Shortstop Ben Zobrist, second baseman Marcus Semien, third baseman Brett Lawrie and outfielders Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry are all in the mix for the second spot in the lineup.

The Athletics opened last season with third baseman Josh Donaldson slotted second, but Donaldson has since been traded to Toronto.


Athletics' Craig Gentry has normal offseason after injury-filled year


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry said Tuesday he was able to have a normal offseason after dealing with multiple injuries during the 2014 season, MLB.com reports.

"I was able to do everything that I normally do with no issues," he said. "Last year was frustrating. It's tough to get into the groove of things and get in a rhythm when you're playing and then you're not playing. Trying to find your way on a new team and then you're hurt all the time, that was definitely the toughest part. Hopefully this year will be better."

Gentry showed up to camp last spring injured after hurting his back on the drive from his offseason home in Dallas. He then broke his hand on a bunt attempt in midseason and suffered a concussion in September that prevented the outfielder from appearing on the team's postseason roster. He was cleared to return at the start of October but the team was unable to make it past the AL Wild Card Game.

Gentry delivered his worst season as a semiregular in 2014 while battling the various injuries, hitting .254/.319/.289 with no home runs and 20 stolen bases in 232 at-bats. He's expected to split time with Sam Fuld in left field this season.


Athletics avoid arbitration with Cook, Lawrie, Fuld, Gentry


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Athletics announced they have agreed to one-year contracts with Ryan Cook, Brett Lawrie, Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry, according to the team's official website. The club has not disclosed the salary figures for Cook, Fuld, or Lawrie. Gentry is set to make $1.6 million in 2015, per FOX Sports.

Athletics, Craig Gentry avoid arbitration on Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) The Athletics have avoided arbitration with outfielder Craig Gentry on Thursday, according to FoxSports.com.

Gentry is set to receive $1.6 million this year. The 31-year-old is coming off a season in which he hit .254/.319/.289 over 232 at-bats. Gentry is set to be the team's fourth outfielder. 


Craig Gentry able to hit off a tee


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry was able to hit off a tee Friday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Gentry will also shag fly balls. He is feeling much better after dealing with concussion symptoms the past couple weeks. Gentry is hitting .254/.319/.289 over 232 at-bats.


Craig Gentry hasn't swung a bat


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry has yet to swing a bat, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Gentry is dealing with a concussion. He's expressed a desire to return this weekend, but admitted there's a chance he won't be able to play. Gentry is hitting .254/.319/.289 over 232 at-bats. 


John Jaso, Craig Gentry likely done


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) Athletics manager Bob Melvin acknowledged Sunday that catcher John Jaso and outfielder Craig Gentry are running out of time to return from their concussions and could miss the rest of the season, according to MLB.com.

"With eight games left," Melvin said, "there's always that possibility."

Craig suffered his concussion Sept. 9 after suffering one previously in 2011. Jaso's came way back in August. He was expected to return as a pinch-hitter and part-time DH at one point, but a visit with a concussion specialist Sept. 10 pushed back his timetable.


Craig Gentry showing signs of improvement


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry rode the stationary bike without experiencing any dizziness prior to Saturday's game against Seattle, Bay Area News Group. Although it's an encouraging sign, the  30-year-old still remains without a timetable moving forward. Before the injury, he hit .251/.316/.286 with 20 stolen bases in 231 at-bats.

Craig Gentry exits game Tuesday with concussion


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry suffered a concussion on a collision in Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

Gentry went 1 for 2 and drew a walk before having to come out of the game. He'll have to complete the league's concussion protocol before being allowed back on the field. Gentry has hit .251/.316/.286 with 20 stolen bases in 231 at-bats.


Craig Gentry brought back from DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry was activated from the disabled list Friday and is expected to be in the starting lineup Friday against the Angels, according to InsideBayArea.com.

Gentry has been out since late July with a hand injury, but just finished a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento, where he hit .267 in four games. 


Craig Gentry goes hitless in rehab debut


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry went hitless in his first rehab start Monday.

Gentry ground out twice and struck out twice during the game. He served as the designated hitter during the start, and was able to play the entire game. Gentry has been out since July 27 with a hand injury.


Craig Gentry starting rehab assignment Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry will begin a rehab assignment Monday.

Gentry will begin his assignment with the Sacramento River Cats, Oakland's Triple-A affiliate. He's been out since July 27 with a hand injury. Gentry hit .264 over 197 at-bats prior to the injury. 


Craig Gentry swinging a bat


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry has progressed to swinging a bat, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Gentry is attempting to come back from a broken hand. He's been able to hit off a tee recently, and is getting closer to making his return. Gentry hit .264/.326/.299 over 197 at-bats prior to the injury.


Craig Gentry throws, no plans for rehab stint yet


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry has been able to throw in recent days, but he's still having trouble swinging a bat with his fractured hand, Comcast SportsNet California reports.

The team has yet to develop a plan for Gentry's rehab stint, and they'll likely wait until he can swing a bat without pain before laying out a timetable for his return. He was placed on the disabled list in late July with the hand injury.