Originally written June 24, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Texas Rangers have placed outfielder Craig Gentry on the disabled list with a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. While he’ll hit the 15-day DL, the Rangers don’t expect to have Gentry back for at least another month as a result of his hand injury, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. Gentry suffered the injury Tuesday when he was hit on the hand by a pitch. Since then, he’s been unable to grip a bat, and he expects it to be at least another two weeks until he can complete the basic task of swinging again. "They said it may take three weeks more to heal up," Gentry said. "It will probably be two weeks before I feel better and can start swinging again. It will just be based on how it feels to me." After getting hit by Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker, Gentry remained in the game and even stole second base. He played defense in the team’s victory the next day, but he’s been out since. Initial X-rays didn’t reveal a fracture, but as Gentry failed to progress additional X-rays uncovered it. To replace Gentry on the roster, the Rangers called up outfielder Engel Beltre. Gentry was a part-time player for the Rangers, but they depended on him as a right-handed bat off the bench. With his injury, the team is expected to increase their pursuit of a right-handed hitter in the coming weeks. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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