Orioles DFA Gentry, recall Rickard

August 31st, 2018

KANSAS CITY -- The Orioles designated veteran for assignment prior to Friday's game, a move that clears a spot for outfielder Joey Rickard to join the club. Rickard was officially recalled from Triple-A Norfolk while Jhan Marienz was outrighted to Norfolk after clearing waivers.
Gentry was a potential trade candidate for the Orioles and could still be picked up by another club though a deal would have to happen on Friday for him to be postseason-eligible.
The 34-year-old, known for his speed and defense, batted .269/.321/.346 in 68 games with the Orioles. Gentry saw an uptick in playing time over the past week and a half as the O's tried to showcase him to other clubs. This is Rickard's fourth stint with the club this season. He's batted .227/.288/.420 in 59 games this season.
The Orioles roster is now at 38 in advance of roster expansion which begins on Saturday.
Worth noting
will undergo left knee surgery on either Sept. 6 or 7 in Maryland. The procedure will be done by Dr. Leigh Ann Curl and Trumbo hopes to be ready for Spring Training.
• The Orioles are expected to call up at least two players on Saturday, manager Buck Showalter said.
• The Orioles have agreed to terms with outfielder Damian Valdez, a 16-year-old out of the Dominican Republic.