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Gentry likely to debut in Game 2 vs. Mariners

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SEATTLE -- Craig Gentry has been with the A's since Thursday, but his name still was not on the lineup card Friday.

Still waiting to make his A's debut, Gentry was expected to be activated from the disabled list for the opener of Oakland's three-game series in Seattle. It now appears Saturday will be the day, with manager Bob Melvin saying there was a "good chance" of that happening.

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SEATTLE -- Craig Gentry has been with the A's since Thursday, but his name still was not on the lineup card Friday.

Still waiting to make his A's debut, Gentry was expected to be activated from the disabled list for the opener of Oakland's three-game series in Seattle. It now appears Saturday will be the day, with manager Bob Melvin saying there was a "good chance" of that happening.

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But when asked why the outfielder was not added to the active roster Friday, Melvin remained mum and said, "There are details I would rather not get into."

The delay gives the A's another day with Sam Fuld and Daric Barton. Both are out of options, and it is likely that one of them will be designated for assignment upon Gentry's return. The club is more likely to part with Fuld, despite his impressive performance, because Gentry's skill set is so similar.

A slumping Josh Reddick has an option left and could be sent to Triple-A as the corresponding roster move, but Melvin said he expected Reddick in the lineup Saturday, which most likely ruled out a demotion.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB.

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