The right-handed batting Gentry will benefit the A's against the two lefties the A's expect to face against the Angels.
The Athletics announced that outfielder Craig Gentry was activated from the disabled list today ahead of the team's series against the Los Angeles Angels. Gentry was placed on the disabled list on July 28 with what the club called a "broken right hand."
The right-handed batting Gentry is expected to start tonight and likely tomorrow against the two left-handers pitching for the Angels, Hector Santiago and C.J. Wilson. This year against left-handed pitching overall, Gentry is batting .273/.327/.333 in 108 plate appearances. Against Santiago, Gentry is 2-for-10, has been hit by a pitch twice, and has struck out twice. Against Wilson, Gentry is 4-for-14, walked once, and was hit by a pitch once, and has never struck out.
Yesterday, Dan Otero was temporarily optioned to the Sacramento River Cats in light of the A's decision to skip Jason Hammel's turn for the Angels series. Otero can return August 31, or earlier if a new injury arises.
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