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Gentry seeing more action against right-handers

Gentry seeing more action against right-handers

Gentry seeing more action against right-handers
ANAHEIM -- Center fielder Craig Gentry was in the lineup on Friday night with Angels right-hander Jered Weaver on the mound. Gentry, a right-handed hitter, started the season in a platoon situation, mainly starting against left-handers. Manager Ron Washington has been using him more against right-handers lately but is not ready to annoint him as an everyday player.

"He has been doing a great job with the way I've been using him," Washington said.

The Angels will also go with right-handers Ervin Santana on Saturday and Dan Haren on Sunday. Washington said he hasn't decided yet whether Gentry will be in the lineup or he'll go back to Leonys Martin, who hits from the left side but is hitless in his last 16 at-bats.

Gentry went into Friday's game hitting .335 with a .401 on-base percentage. Against right-handers he was hitting .308 with a .372 on-base percentage.

"I don't go out there trying to prove anything," Gentry said. "I've just gone out and done what I have to do, and given my best effort. So far it's been paying off."

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