The Texas Rangers have been receiving calls from teams interested
in center fielder Craig Gentry, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Source: #Rangers getting calls on Gentry, but not from #Yankees. TEX not eager to move him. Cruz only other RHH OFer; Cruz, Murphy poss FAs.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 14, 2013
Despite the interest being expressed in Gentry, Rosenthal
says the Rangers aren’t looking to trade the 29-year-old. He’s expected to
platoon with Leonys Martin in center this season, and he and Nelson Cruz are
the only right-handed-hitting outfielders on Texas’ roster.
Rosenthal also notes that the New York Yankees are not one
of the teams that has reached out to the Rangers.
Gentry has spent parts of the past four years in the majors
with the Rangers after making his big league debut in 2009. He saw his most
extensive stretch in the majors last season, hitting .304/.367/.392 with 12
doubles, three triples and one home run over 269 plate appearances last season.
Gentry owns a career batting line of .279/.344/.355 during
his time in the bigs. However, he’s been more productive against left-handed
pitchers, posting a career line of .294/.364/.392 versus southpaws.
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