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Alex Presley | Outfielder | #14

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 8 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Tigers purchased the contract of OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Toledo.
He's taking Tyler Collins' spot on the roster. Presley, 31, received the promotion despite a .213/.278/.303 batting line at Toledo. He should see a bit of playing time in center field. May 28 - 9:30 AM

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Alex Presley went 2-for-3 with a double Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

While JaCoby Jones's play has gotten the attention, it's actually Presley hitting best among the Tigers' center field options this spring; he's 10-for-24 with a pair of homers. Less inspiring is Presley's career .253/.295/.382 line in 1,156 career regular-season at-bats. Still, the Tigers have no good choices for center field and the left-handed-hitting Presley has to be in the mix, probably for a platoon spot, with his performance.
Mar 22 - 4:17 PM

Alex Presley was held out of action Thursday after taking a pitch off his elbow Wednesday.

Presley just has some minor soreness and bruising. The veteran outfielder signed a minor league contract with Detroit in December after being outrighted off the Tigers' 40-man roster near the end of the 2016 season. He's probably ticketed for Triple-A Toledo to open the 2017 campaign.
Mar 16 - 2:32 PM

Tigers re-signed OF Alex Presley to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Presley was outrighted off Detroit's 40-man roster toward the end of the 2016 season, but he'll have an opportunity to earn that spot back in camp next spring. The 31-year-old outfielder is a .253/.295/.382 career hitter in 379 games at the major league level.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 09:37:00 AM

Tigers sent OF Alex Presley outright to Triple-A Toledo.

Presley cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. He accepted the assignment to Triple-A and will give the Tigers some insurance for Cameron Maybin and his injured thumb.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 12:01:00 PM

Tigers designated OF Alex Presley for assignment.

Presley was only with the club for a limited time as an extra bat off the bench, going 1-for-5 at the plate. There's a chance he could be scooped up off of waivers, otherwise he'll continue to provide organizational outfield depth for the Tigers.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 03:17:00 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Toledo.

Presley will start in left field and bat ninth for Detroit on Thursday afternoon against the visiting Red Sox. He was batting .293/.378/.398 with zero home runs in 157 plate appearances at Toledo.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 10:17:00 AM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the Tigers are nearing a minor league contract with Alex Presley.

Presley opted out of his minor league deal with the Brewers a week ago after being removed from the 40-man roster. He'll give the Tigers some depth at all three outfield spots.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 02:15:00 PM

Alex Presley has elected free agency.

The veteran outfielder declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs and will look for work elsewhere. He hit just .198/.271/.293 in 47 games with the Brewers.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 06:25:00 PM

Brewers sent OF Alex Presley outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. SB Nation's Chris Cotillo says that Presley is expected to declare free agency, although he hasn't officially made a decision yet.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 03:17:00 PM

Brewers designated OF Alex Presley for assignment.

Jake Elmore was called up Tuesday and took his spot on the 40-man roster. Presley is batting just .198/.271/.293 over 47 games this season, but he could draw some interest on waivers.
Tue, Jun 28, 2016 02:26:00 PM

Alex Presley left the yard for the second consecutive game, but it wasn't enough for the Brewers to overcome the Reds on Friday night in Cincinnati.

Presley's solo shot off Tim Adleman in the fifth inning wound up being the club's only offense in the ballgame. He finished the night 1-for-4 and also drew a walk. Presley has been mighty impressive in his limited time with the Brewers, slashing .310/.382/.655 with three homers and eight RBI. As long as he continues to find himself in the lineup, and in a premium lineup spot, he could be worthy of consideration as a fourth or fifth outfielder in deeper mixed leagues.
Fri, May 6, 2016 10:32:00 PM

Alex Presley went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Thursday against the Reds.

Presley's two-run shot in the eighth inning got the Brewers on the scoreboard and simultaneously ended Alfredo Simon's night. The outfielder has been forcing his way into the lineup more often in recent days after being recalled on April 21. Through Thursday's game, he's hitting .320/.379/.600 with two homers and seven RBI.
Thu, May 5, 2016 11:43:00 PM

Alex Presley singled in his lone at-bat off the bench Thursday against the Twins.

Ramon Flores isn't hitting and it's clear Craig Counsell doesn't think much of Kirk Nieuwenhuis, so the opportunity is there for Presley to get considerable playing time in center field the Brewers. It's still a big mess -- all three candidates to play there are left-handed hitters -- but anyone who gets hot can come away with the job.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 05:08:00 PM

Brewers purchased the contract of OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Rule 5 reliever Zack Jones (shoulder) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list to open up a 40-man roster spot. Presley is a .259/.299/.393 hitter in over 1,000 plate appearances at the major league level and carries no fantasy relevance on the Brewers' bench.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 09:39:00 AM

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CF1Andrew Romine
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