MLB Quick Hits: Gardner, Beltran out for Yanks
SEP 11, 6:47a ET | John Halpin
Rotowire: Mar 4 / 8:54a ET
News: Gentry will platoon in center field with Sam Fuld, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Impact: With Coco Crisp moving to left field, this opens up center field for the defensively gifted Gentry and Fuld platoon. Gentry is on the side of the platoon where he won't see as many at-bats as Fuld, but one would guess that Fuld will not hit enough to play against every righty. Gentry only had 232 at-bats in 2014 due to a myriad of injuries, but was still able to swipe 20 bases in only 22 attempts when he was on the field.
StatsLLC: Jan 16 / 12:00a ET
News: Gentry reached agreement on a one-year contract with Billy Beane and the A's.
Impact: Gentry had a .608 OPS in his first season with Oakland in 2014.
Rotowire: Jan 15 / 7:24p ET
News: Gentry agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Athletics on Thursday, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports.
Impact: Gentry missed the final couple months of the season due to a hand injury and a concussion. He finished the campaign with a .254/.319/.289 batting line with 12 RBI and 20 stolen bases, failing to hit a ball out of the park. He figures to be the top reserve outfielder in 2015 behind Sam Fuld in left, Coco Crisp in center and Josh Reddick in right.