OAKLAND -- The A's will place first baseman Ike Davis on the disabled list Sunday and are expected to promote outfielder Craig Gentry from Triple-A Nashville, MLB.com has learned.
Davis exited Monday's game early with a strained left quad and has appeared in just one game since, flying out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday. Mark Canha has assumed first-base duties in his absence and will likely continue to do so, with Max Muncy also serving as an option at the position.
Gentry returns to the A's after nine games with Nashville, having gone 6-for-35 in that span. The outfielder made two plate appearances for the Sounds on Saturday evening, before being summoned by Oakland.
With Gentry back on board, after he was demoted amid a 3-for-35 start to the season, the A's are primed to carry five outfielders.
Davis, meanwhile, joins a crowded DL that includes Ben Zobrist, Sean Doolittle and Eric O'Flaherty, only adding to the misery of an ugly beginning for the A's, who suffered their ninth loss in 10 games Saturday evening and shoulder baseball's worst record, at 13-25.
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