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Rockies sign outfielder Craig Gentry to minor-league deal

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The veteran outfielder will likely provide depth at Triple-A for the time being.

The Colorado Rockies have signed outfielder Craig Gentry to a minor-league deal. The 35-year-old outfielder appeared in 68 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 2018, hitting .269/.321/.346 with one home run. Gentry also stole 12 bases in that limited action. He’s been sent to Extended Spring Training.

Gentry is best known for a 2011-2013 stretch with the Texas Rangers, where he posted high on-base percentages while playing exceptional outfield defense. While most of his experience has come as a center fielder, Gentry has rated as a plus defender at all three outfield spots. In his career, he has 53 Defensive Runs Saved.

With David Dahl on the 10-day injured list due to a left-side core injury, the Rockies are currently using Raimel Tapia and Yonathan Daza in his place. Gentry would provide a more experienced option for Manager Bud Black while Dahl is out, but it should be noted that Gentry has not had a wRC+ above league average since his 2013 campaign.