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Injuries: Craig Gentry out 3-5 days

3/14/2012

SURPRISE, Ariz. --Outfielder Craig Gentry will be out 3-5 days with a mild left wrist sprain.

Assistant general manager Thad Levine said Gentry was reviewed by the Cleveland Indians' hand and wrist expert Dr. Thomas Graham after he left Tuesday's game. There was no break revealed in Gentry's left wrist following a fluoroscan.

Gentry injured his wrist in the third inning while diving for a fly ball in center field. He'll be re-evaluated by the team after the time off.

*Mike Napoli will hit and jog for the first time Wednesday since he was scratched from the lineup with mild tightness in his left groin. Napoli will throw as well for the second straight day. He said the injury happens every year during spring training. He originally thought it was just the typical soreness he gets from catching again, but it felt worse this spring than it usually does. Napoli said he's taking it easy and looks to be ready to go on Opening Day.

"I just shut it down either than me hurting it really bad," Napoli said. "I don't think it's a big deal and just be ready for April 6.

*Ian Kinsler is back at second base for the Rangers' Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies.

Kinsler has missed the last three games with mild stiffness in his lower back. He has taken batting practice on the field the past two days. Rangers manager Ron Washington said Kinsler will get three at-bats in before he leaves the game. He'll lead off against the Rockies.