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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
Contract: view contract details

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Astros and OF Alex Presley avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract.
Presley was arbitration-eligible for the first time as a Super Two player. projected him to earn $1.2 million, so it looks like the Astros might have gotten a small discount. Presley is a career .259/.299/.395 hitter over parts of five seasons and can play all three outfield spots. Tue, Nov 18, 2014 02:57:00 PM

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Alex Presley went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in a win over the Mariners Sunday.

Presley's handprint was all over the offense, as he had a two-run single in the fifth inning before singling and scoring in the seventh. Presley also stole a run in that seventh inning, his fifth of the season. The 29-year-old, who missed time with an oblique injury this season, is hitting .256/.295/.366 on the season.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 07:19:00 PM

Alex Presley returned to action on Friday, going 0-for-1 in a victory over the Athletics.

The best thing to take away from the ballgame is that he remained in the game to play left field defensively, meaning he should be ready to go for further action. He's expected to function as a bench player over the season's final month, so his value is limited to AL-only formats.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 04:36:00 AM

Alex Presley (oblique) said he may be available as a pinch hitter for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

Presley has missed close to two months with a strained right oblique, but it appears he's close. He took batting practice last week without issue, so his situation appears to be day-to-day at this point. He'll return as a bench player.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 06:48:00 PM

Alex Presley (oblique) will take batting practice on Friday.

It will be the first time he's done so since he had a setback with his right oblique strain earlier this month. The hope is that he'll be ready for activation next week. "That’s what I hope," Presley said. "I know we have an off-day on the first, which is nice. I’ll probably hit through the weekend and then see where it’s at after this weekend. I can’t predict how I’ll feel at this point, but I am feeling better."
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:09:00 AM

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.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 05:10:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 05:35:00 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.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 05:28:00 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.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 04:44:00 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.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 09:10:00 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.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 03:51:00 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."
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 09:14:00 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."
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 10:47:00 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.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 10:48:00 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.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 08:25:00 AM

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