The A's announced Friday they have reinstated outfielder Craig Gentry from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Dan Otero to Triple-A Sacramento.
Gentry was placed on the disabled list July 28 with a broken right hand. He began a two-game rehab assignment with Sacramento on Monday against Oklahoma City and went 0 for 7 with a RBI and three strikeouts in starts at designated hitter and in right field. Gentry was 4 for 29 (.138) over his final 12 games with the A's before the injury and is batting .264 with 18 stolen bases in 19 attempts in 80 games overall.
Otero has been one of the A's most consistent relievers with a 7-1 record and 2.28 ERA in 56 games and 71 innings. The A's apparently made the move because Otero had an option they could use, keeping him in the organization and making him eligible to be recalled in 10 days when rosters expand.
The A's begin a critical three-game homestand against the Los Angeles Angels Friday at O.co Coliseum. Oakland is two games back of the Angels in the American League West.