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
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
"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
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
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