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Alex Presley | Outfielder | #47

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 194
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 8 (0) / PIT
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White Sox signed OF Alex Presley to a minor league contract.
Presley opted out of his minor league pact with the Orioles last week and has now caught on with another organization. The White Sox also just recently signed Michael Saunders as they look to replenish their outfield depth. May 23 - 2:36 PM

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Orioles released OF Alex Presley.

Presley triggered the opt-out clause in his minor league contract and the Orioles decided against adding him to the 40-man roster, so he's now free to look for a gig elsewhere. The 32-year-old is a career .263/.306/.388 hitter over parts of eight major league seasons.
May 18 - 11:22 AM

Alex Presley has triggered the opt-out clause in his minor league contract with the Orioles.

Baltimore now has 48 hours to either promote Presley or release him, per Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors. Presley, 32, is batting .288/.362/.385 with one home run and eight RBI this season at the Triple-A level.
May 16 - 12:00 AM

Orioles reassigned OFs Alex Presley and Cedric Mullins and INF Luis Sardinas to minor league camp.

Presley did a nice job for the Tigers in 2017 and had a nice spring, but he was always on the outside looking in on a roster spot.
Mar 25 - 6:05 PM

Orioles signed OF Alex Presley to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Presley quietly produced a quality .314/.354/.416 batting line over 264 plate appearances with the Tigers last season. The 32-year-old should be in the mix for a reserve outfielder job this spring.
Feb 19 - 10:25 AM

Alex Presley has elected to become a free agent.

Presley chose that path in lieu of an outright assignment to Triple-A Toledo. The 32-year-old outfielder posted a decent .314/.354/.416 batting line across 264 plate appearances this season for the Tigers and should be able to find a one-year major league deal on the open market.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 02:35:00 PM

Alex Presley clubbed his third home run of the season as the Tigers fell to the Twins in their regular season finale on Sunday.

The loss means the Tigers finish with a 64-98 record on the season, netting them the first overall pick in next June's draft. Presley's solo shot off of Bartolo Colon in the third inning was the only offense the Tigers could muster in the game. Presley finishes the year hitting an impressive .314/.354/.416 with three homers and 20 RBI in 264 plate appearances.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:41:00 PM

Alex Presley went 4-for-6 with a homer and a double against the A's on Tuesday.

Presley has his average up to .322 in 205 at-bats. It's a light .322, for sure; the homer tonight was just his second and he's walked a mere 12 times. Still, it's pretty hard to be a bad player while hitting .322. He'll continue to get outfield starts against righties the rest of the way.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 11:41:00 PM

Alex Presley went 2-for-3 and scored a run in a win over the White Sox on Friday.

He singled and scored the Tigers' first run in the fourth inning. The 32-year-old journeyman has enjoyed a nice long career as a backup outfielder. He has played for five teams in eight years. He has a .314 batting average with one home run and 23 runs scored in 210 plate appearances this season.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 11:30:00 PM

Alex Presley poked four singles in four at-bats during a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

He had a perfect day at the plate but wasn't able to help put any runs on the board. The 32-year-old boosted his batting average to .312 in 171 plate appearances as a back-up outfielder. He has just one home run with 12 RBI. He's hit 27 home runs in his eight-year career.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 09:42:00 PM

Tigers activated OF Alex Presley from the 10-day disabled list.

The 32-year-old has been on the shelf since July 29 due to a mild oblique strain. Prior to hitting the disabled list, he was hitting .313/.364/.404 with one homer, 11 RBI and three swipes in 109 plate appearances.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 11:58:00 PM

Tigers placed OF Alex Presley on the 10-day disabled list with a mild lower right oblique strain.

It's unclear when exactly the outfielder sustained the injury. Jim Adduci has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo to replace Presley on the Tigers' active roster.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 01:03:00 PM

Alex Presley went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored against the Twins on Saturday.

He smoked a ground-rule double that plated a run in the eighth inning, then rode home on a Justin Upton longball. The veteran part-time outfielder has made the most of his limited opportunities this year. He has a .329 batting average with one homer and 10 RBI in 93 plate appearances.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 12:01:00 AM

Alex Presley went 2-for-3 and drove home a pair of runs on Sunday, leading the Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the Indians.

Presley delivered a two-run double in the sixth inning that broke a 1-1 tie and put the Tigers ahead to stay. The veteran outfielder is now hitting .286/.355/.393 with a homer, nine RBI and three stolen bases in 63 plate appearances with the big league club. He has a bit of power and a bit of speed, and could be worth a flier in deeper mixed leagues as long as he's seeing the bulk of the playing time in center field for the Tigers.
Mon, Jul 10, 2017 12:07:00 AM

Tigers activated OF Alex Presley from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Presley missed two weeks of action. The 31-year-old is batting .245/.302/.347 with one home run and two stolen bases in 18 games this season for Detroit.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 03:35:00 PM

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3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
2Jose Rondon
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Adam Engel
2Leury Garcia
3Charlie Tilson
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Trayce Thompson
3Daniel Palka
DH1Matt Davidson
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PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Lucas Giolito
4Reynaldo Lopez
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Nate Jones
3Luis Avilan
4Danny Farquhar
5Bruce Rondon
6Jace Fry
7Hector Santiago
8Chris Volstad
9Xavier Cedeno
10Juan Minaya