Gentry goes on seven-day concussion DL

Gentry goes on seven-day concussion DL

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers placed outfielder Craig Gentry on the seven-day concussion disabled list Thursday because of a concussion that he suffered while sliding into second on Sunday.

"Today I actually feel pretty good," Gentry said. "The last two days, I've had headaches and felt a little nauseated, but today I woke up and felt pretty good, so we're moving in the right direction."

The Rangers are being cautious with Gentry because he has a history of concussions.

"That's why we're on the precautionary side -- this is my fourth or fifth concussion," Gentry said. "This is one of those things where the more you get, the easier it is to get them."

Because he was placed on the seven-day DL, it could not be retroactive to Monday, even though he had not played since then.

"We just want to make sure everything is right with him, he's too valuable for us," Rangers manager Ron Washington said.

In his place, the Rangers recalled Taylor Teagarden. This is Teagarden's fourth stint in Arlington, and he has hit .269 in 26 at-bats as a backup catcher. Washington thinks Teagarden can give him more flexibility to use Mike Napoli at spots other than catcher.

"It will give us the chance to get more out of Napoli and not have to worry about having a catcher in case something happens," Washington said. "It gives me more opportunity to do more things with Nap."