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Gentry still out with lower back strain

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PHOENIX -- Craig Gentry was still missing from action when his former Rangers club paid a visit to Phoenix Municipal Stadium on Saturday.

The new A's outfielder has yet to make his Cactus League debut because of a lower back strain he suffered on the first day of workouts, but that time could finally come next week it seems.

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Gentry is scheduled to take part in coaches' batting practice on Sunday, putting him that much closer to game action.

It remains to be seen whether he'll be Opening Day-ready, but the A's are hopeful that's the case. If not, Sam Fuld or Michael Taylor will fill in as the club's fourth outfielder.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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