Gentry (finger) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Tuesday. Gentry is still recovering from a fractured finger he suffered at the beginning of the month, so while he can't play defense or swing a bat, he'll be available as a pinch runner down the stretch. The 33-year-old has collected five steals in 117 plate appearances this season.
Manager Buck Showalter said Gentry (finger) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list after being cleared by a specialist for pinch-running duty, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports. Gentry fractured his finger at the beginning of the month, but it appears the injury won't keep him sidelined for the rest of the season. While he still can't play defense or swing a bat, the 33-year-old will be available as a pinch runner down the stretch if needed. He's compiled five steals in 117 plate appearances this season.
Gentry, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a fractured finger, will visit a hand specialist Sunday for further clarification on the severity of his injury, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. It will likely be at least multiple weeks before Gentry is cleared to swing a bat again, but the Orioles could choose to activate him when eligible Sept. 12 if doctors determine the injury isn't anything that would prevent him from serving as a pinch runner. Since the Orioles have a wealth of bench options on hand with rosters having expanded Friday, the team wouldn't have any disincentive to activate Gentry, despite the significant restrictions he would likely face.
Gentry was placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday with a fractured finger. This essentially spells the end of Gentry's season. He finishes the year with a .257/.333/.386 slash line, two home runs and five steals in 117 plate appearances. The 33-year-old outfielder is a free agent this winter.
Gentry (finger) will see a hand specialist on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. He suffered what was labeled as a finger laceration in Friday's game, and it sounds like his season is in jeopardy. Gentry had been occupying a minor depth role for the O's, so his fantasy value is minimal.
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