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Alex Presley | Outfielder

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Alex Presley (oblique) is being evaluated on a day-to-day basis.
Presley originally landed on the disabled list in early July with a strained right oblique and aggravated the injury during a minor league rehab assignment earlier this month. His absence appears likely to stretch into September. Aug 25 - 5:10 PM

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Alex Presley had a setback with his oblique injury Saturday and will be shut down 7-10 days.

Presley has been out with a strained right oblique since July 8 and had to be scratched from a game earlier this week at Class A Tri-City due to renewed discomfort. Things aren't getting any better for him.
Aug 16 - 5:35 PM

Alex Presley (oblique) was scratched from his first minor league rehab game with Class A Tri-City on Tuesday due to discomfort.

Presley has already been sidelined for month a month with an oblique strain, so the Astros aren't going to take any chances. He'll rest for a couple of days before being reevaluated.
Aug 14 - 5:28 PM

Alex Presley (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Tri-City.

Presley was cleared after taking BP on the field over the weekend. The 29-year-old has been sidelined for more than a month with a right oblique strain.
Aug 11 - 4:44 PM

Alex Presley (oblique) is scheduled to take batting practice on the field before Saturday's game.

The speedy outfielder is recovering from a strained oblique that has kept him on the disabled list since July 8. He could soon be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment, and if all goes well could rejoin the Astros before the end of next week.
Aug 8 - 9:10 PM

Alex Presley (oblique) took batting practice in an indoor cage on Thursday and felt good.

Presley is aiming to take on-field batting practice by the end of the week. He's been on the disabled list since July 8 because of a strained right oblique muscle. The outfielder should be ready around mid-August.
Aug 7 - 3:51 PM

Alex Presley (oblique) is hoping to take batting practice on Wednesday.

Presley took some flips on Tuesday and felt good. He's been out since July 8 with a strained right oblique. "As these injuries go, it hasn't taken really long," Presley said. "As far as the timetable goes, I'm probably around a week or so ahead. I didn't know what to expect with this. It's definitely one of those things that's frustrating because you have to do nothing for a while and work on little stuff. I'm actually getting back to some of the fun stuff, and I'm looking forward to that."
Aug 5 - 9:14 PM

Alex Presley (intercostal) is not close to resuming baseball activities.

Presley received a platelet-rich plasma injection and has started to move around a bit, but he's not close to returning. "Part of the plan is to let it settle down or whatever and then start doing stuff," Presley said. "Just one of those things where it’s just not something that’s going to heal over night. I mean, I feel it to a degree. Just trying to maybe amp it up a little bit, every day, a little more each day and see what happens."
Jul 20 - 10:47 AM

Astros placed OF Alex Presley on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique.

That was the fear after Presley was forced to leave Monday's game and the move is now official. The Astros have recalled Robbie Grossman from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his place on the active roster.
Jul 8 - 10:48 AM

Alex Presley is expected to be placed on the disabled list with a strained right oblique.

Presley suffered the injury on a swing in the eighth inning on Monday. It's too bad, as he had begun to swing the bat better in recent days, but oblique injuries are notoriously tricky. No word yet on who will replace him on the active roster.
Jul 8 - 8:25 AM

Alex Presley left Monday's game against the Rangers with an apparent injury to his right side.

Presley tweaked something on a swing in the eighth inning. It sounds like he's dealing with an oblique strain, but the Astros should provide more clarity on his situation after the game.
Jul 7 - 11:26 PM

Alex Presley went 3-for-3 with an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Presley had three singles, with his RBI coming on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. The game was his second straight three-hit game, and he's 10-for-18 (.556) in his last five games. The Astros have a bit of a logjam with Presley, George Springer, Dexter Fowler and Robbie Grossman vying for playing time in the outfield, but Presley's bat should continue to find its way into the everyday lineup when he's hitting this way.
May 27 - 11:54 PM

Alex Presley went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before being removed for a pinch-hitter Monday.

Presley, who has been serving as the Astros' left fielder against right-handers, is hitting just .219 with three walks in 96 at-bats. He does have three homers, but he doesn't have the power to overcome such a poor OBP. The Astros should still be keeping their eyes open for any sort of upgrade. Kyle Blanks would be a nice fit.
May 13 - 12:04 AM

Alex Presley went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Mariners on Sunday.

Presley's third home run of the season tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning. He also doubled and scored later in the game. Presley is hitting just .247 with a .665 OPS, but he plays enough in the weak-hitting Astros lineup to be worth a look in AL-only leagues.
May 4 - 7:21 PM

Alex Presley went 3-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 7-2 victory over the Mariners.

Presley, who entered with a .146 batting average, desperately needed a game like this. The spring waiver claim from Minnesota hadn't recorded a multi-hit game this season prior to tonight, and he'd only collected two extra-base hits (both homers). Presley has enough speed and pop to be intriguing in deeper AL-only formats if he gets going, but he could also lose his roster spot if the bat doesn't produce more nights like this evening.
Apr 22 - 1:04 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Matt Albers
4Tony Sipp
5Josh Fields
6Darin Downs
7Jose Veras
8Josh Zeid
9Jake Buchanan
10Michael Foltynewicz
11Kevin Chapman
12Jose Cisnero