Craig Gentry

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Craig Gentry
Craig Gentry on May 7, 2012.jpg
Gentry with the Texas Rangers
Oakland Athletics – No. 3
Born: (1983-11-29) November 29, 1983 (age 31)
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 2009 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .273
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 77

Craig Alan Gentry (born November 29, 1983) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. He played for the Texas Rangers from 2009 through 2013.

Baseball career[edit]

Gentry during his tenure with the Clinton LumberKings, Single-A affiliates of the Texas Rangers, in 2007.

Gentry attended the University of Arkansas, where he played college baseball for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team. The Texas Rangers selected him in the 10th round (298th overall) of the 2006 MLB Draft.[1]

The Rangers promoted Gentry to the majors on September 1, 2009,[2] but did not see significant playing time. He began the 2010 season with the AAA Oklahoma City RedHawks, but was called up to the majors on April 27 due to Nelson Cruz being placed on the 15-day disabled list. On May 15, he was optioned to Oklahoma.

In 2011, he batted .271 in 133 at-bats, with 18 steals in 18 attempts.[3]

Gentry pitched the final inning of a 12–1 loss at the hands of the Oakland Athletics on June 4.[4] He allowed two runs on three hits and a walk.

On December 3, 2013, Gentry, along with pitcher Josh Lindblom, was traded to the Oakland Athletics for outfielder Michael Choice and infielder Chris Bostick.[5]

Gentry missed much of spring training in 2014, due to a lower back strain he suffered on the first day of workouts.[6][7]


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