The Baltimore Orioles head to Cleveland tonight for a three-game set, and they’ll be met by a perhaps-forgotten face of OF Craig Gentry. As you may recall, Gentry went on the DL back in June after being hit in the ribs in Atlanta. He’s been rehabbing since then, however the Orioles team he now re-joins is vastly different from the one he was on before. That much should be clear.
Gentry replaces Adam Jones on the roster. No folks, Jones hasn’t been traded. However he has been placed on the bereavement list, as he’s unfortunately having to deal with the death of a family member or friend. Jones will be on the bereavement list for three days, and re-join the O’s in Toronto on Monday. It’s unclear what happens to Gentry at that point, but my prediction is that he’s DFA’d. Unless the O’s could somehow work out a trade for him. But don’t hold your breath.
Speaking of trades, it was reported earlier this week that Adam Jones had cleared waivers. Most teams waive their players in August, and obviously someone might try to work out a trade with the Orioles. Jones can still veto any trade with his 10-and-5 status of course. Whether he’s had a change of heart since last month is beyond me.