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Alex Presley | Outfielder

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/25/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 194
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Presley has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Fresno.
Presley had the option of electing free agency when he was moved off the Astros' 40-man roster last week, but the 30-year-old outfielder will remain with the organization. He is a .259/.299/.393 career hitter. Jul 27 - 1:27 PM

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Astros sent OF Alex Presley outright to Triple-A Fresno.

It's the second time this season he's been removed from the 40-man roster. Presley can elect free agency if he wants.
Jul 24 - 1:27 PM

Astros designated OF Alex Presley for assignment.

The move was made to create a spot on the roster for Scott Feldman who was activated from the disabled list on Saturday. Presley appeared in just eight games with the Astros this season, hitting .250/.308/.250 with five strikeouts in 12 at-bats. He should generate some interest on waivers.
Jul 18 - 3:45 PM

The Astros will call up OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Fresno.

He's expected to replace George Springer, who left Wednesday night's game with a bruised wrist. The 29-year-old appeared in 89 games for Houston last season, batting .244 with six homers and 19 RBI. In 244 at-bats for Fresno this season, Presley has hit .308 with 10 steals and 35 RBI.
Jul 2 - 12:44 PM

Astros sent OF Alex Presley outright to Triple-A Fresno.

Presley isn't a bad potential extra outfielder option, but he passed through waivers likely because teams weren't willing to pay his $1 million price tag. He had the opportunity to refuse the outright assignment and become a free agent but declined since it would have meant forfeiting the aforementioned contract.
Apr 8 - 1:21 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that Alex Presley has hit outright waivers.

Presley was designated for assignment last week and can now be snatched up by any team willing to take on his $1 million salary for 2015. If he's not claimed, he will presumably remain with the organization. He'd lose his $1 million salary if he opts for free agency.
Apr 7 - 10:23 AM

Astros designated OF Alex Presley for assignment.

The Astros would reportedly like to hang on to Presley, who can play all three outfield spots and offers flexibility, but it's possible that they attempt to trade him. While his bat is no great shakes (.244/.281/.346 last season), he's has value as a major league bench piece.
Apr 1 - 9:23 AM

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

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

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CF1Carlos Gomez
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2Scott Kazmir
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4Collin McHugh
5Mike Fiers
6Lance McCullers
7Brad Peacock
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