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Athletics put OF Craig Gentry on DL with broken hand, call up OF Billy Burns from Double-A

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HOUSTON — The Oakland Athletics have put outfielder Craig Gentry on the 15-day disabled list because of a broken right hand and promoted outfielder Billy Burns from Double-A Midland.

PHOTO: Oakland Athletics' Craig Gentry (3) and Eric Sogard (28) are greeted in the dugout after scoring on a John Jaso double in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Oakland Athletics' Craig Gentry (3) and Eric Sogard (28) are greeted in the dugout after scoring on a John Jaso double in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

A's manager Bob Melvin said Burns was expected to join the team before Monday night's game in Houston.

Gentry was injured Sunday at Texas when he hit by a pitch. He was on the disabled list at the start of the season with a lower back strain.

Gentry was hitting .264 with 10 RBIs in 80 games with Oakland. Burns was batting .250 with a home run and 23 RBIs in 91 games with Midland.

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