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Orioles outright outfielder Craig Gentry to Triple-A Norfolk to clear spot for Welington Castillo

Orioles outright outfielder Craig Gentry to Triple-A Norfolk to clear spot for Welington Castillo

Outfielder Craig Gentry, who was the Orioles' feel-good story in spring training and made the club as a nonroster invitee after dealing with concussion problems for years, was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday to create a roster spot for returning catcher Welington Castillo.

Gentry was a useful bench piece in the first month-plus of the season, appearing in 33 of the Orioles’ 36 games, though he started just nine. Otherwise, he appeared as a late-inning pinch runner or defensive replacement as the team shored up its corner outfield coverage and got some of its slower sluggers off the basepaths.

"It’s tough," manager Buck Showalter said. "He’s been in...

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