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Angels sign Craig Gentry to 1-year, $1 million deal

The outfielder heads to the third AL West team of his career.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Angels have signed outfielder Craig Gentry to a 1-year deal, according to a team announcement. Gentry will earn $1 million as a base salary and can earn $250K in additional incentives, according to a baseball source.

Gentry, 32, was outrighted off the Athletics roster at the end of last month and elected free agency after clearing waivers. He will see time as a backup outfielder for the Halos, who have Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun, Efren Navarro and Rafael Ortega as current options as they continue to search for outfield help.

The Angels may go out and sign a major free-agent outfielder like Jason Heyward or Justin Upton, but at this point they are making low-cost depth moves to fill the void in left field.

Gentry has spent his entire career in the AL West, spending five years with the Rangers (2009-13) and two seasons with the Athletics (2014-15). He is a lifetime .265/.338/.339 hitter with four home runs in 443 career games despite hitting just .120 in 26 games with Oakland last season.