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8 Alex Presley LF
Height/Weight: 5-10/190 | Birthdate: 7/25/1985 | Birthplace: Monroe, LA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 480.67
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Alex Presley placed on DL with oblique strain


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) What was anticipated is now official: Astros outfielder Alex Presley has been placed on the disabled list after sustaining an oblique injury Monday.

Presley was on a decent run before going down. He had hit safely in nine of his last 11 games, during which time he had 13 hits in 38 at-bats.


Oblique issue likely to send Alex Presley to disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Astros outfielder Alex Presley is expected to be placed on th 15-day disabled list after suffering an oblique injury Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Presley managed to record a home run and a stolen base Saturday but had to leave the game in the eighth inning after appearing to suffer the oblique on a foul ball. He has hit .252/.291/.359 in 206 at-bats.


Alex Presley suffers oblique injury in big performance Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Astros outfielder Alex Presley went 2 for 4 with a home run, two RBI and a stolen base Monday before being removed from his team's win over the Rangers with a strained right oblique.

Presley seemed to suffer the injury while fouling a ball off in the eighth inning. He was having a nice performance before the oblique strain put a damper on it. Presley has hit .252/.291/.359 with five home runs, 13 RBI and four stolen bases in 206 at-bats.


Alex Presley knocks fourth home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Astros outfielder Alex Presley went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 4-3 loss to the Tigers Saturday.

Presley opened the scoring by driving in two runs in the first inning, and it was a lead that would hold up until the top of the ninth, when a three-run home run put the Tigers up 4-2. The Houston outfielder answered with his own solo home run in the bottom of the ninth, but the offense wasn't able to muster another run. Presley has hit .239/.284/.335 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 176 at-bats.


Alex Presley collects three hits in win vs. Royals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Astros outfieler Alex Presley went 3 for 3 with one RBI in his team's 3-0 win over the Royals Tuesday.

Presley knocked three singles in the game, but the RBI came on an eighth-inning sacrifice fly. It was the second consecutive three-hit performance for the outfielder. Presley has hit .250/.273/.356 with three home runs and eight RBI in 132 at-bats.


Mini-streak has Alex Presley playing every day


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Left fielder Alex Presley has parlayed a hot bat - a rare commodity for the Astros these days - into more playing time.

Presley started all three games against in Seattle. He was 5 for 8 in the first two with two runs scored to raise his batting average of the season to .212. He was in a 1-for-19 slide heading into the series.

"I'm used to not getting everyday at-bats," he admitted to MLB.com. "It's not easy. It's one of the tougher things to do in baseball. You want to stay in as good a rhythm as ou can, and consecutive starts definitely helps."


Alex Presley returns to the lineup Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Astros outfielder Alex Presley returned to the starting lineup Monday night at Seattle, the team announced. Presley has been sidelined since Thursday due to an illness. He is hitting just .146 with two homers and four RBI in 41 at-bats.

Alex Presley dealing with illness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Astros outfielder Alex Presley was out of the lineup Friday and Saturday due to an illness, and will likely need a few more days before he is healthy enough to return, according to MLB.com. 

Astros likely to use platoon in right field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Astros manager Bo Porter said it's likely outfielders Alex Presley and L.J. Hoes will platoon in right field, according to The Houston Chronicle.

Alex Presley claimed by Astros


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) Twins outfielder Alex Presley has been claimed by the Astros.

Presley was competing for the starting center field job with the club, but was beaten out by Aaron Hicks. Presley hit .276 in 185 at-bats between Pittsburgh and Minnesota last year. It's unclear what role he'll play with the Astros. The team designated Raul Valdes for assignment to make room for Presley.


Aaron Hicks 'probably' going to start in center field for Twins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Twins manager Ron Gardenhire hinted Sunday outfielder Aaron Hicks will likely be the team's starting center fielder, per the Pioneer Press. Hicks is competing with Alex Presley for the starting job.

"Hicksie is probably going to be in center. He's running the ball down pretty good," Gardenhire said.


Twins assistant GM blasts center field combatants


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony lambasted both Aaron Hicks and Alex Presley as ineffective as they fight for the starting job in center field.

Hicks hasn't been anything special this spring," he said via the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. "Neither has Presley. There's your center field battle."

Antony might have been a bit harsh regarding Hicks, who has come in strong in recent days. He has lifted his batting average to a respectable .286.


Alex Presley hopes to maximize chance to grab starting job


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2014) Alex Presley plans on starting in center for the Twins this season, but he understands that he's not a lock. He is competing for the job with one-time hot prospect Aaron Hicks, who suffered through a horribly disappointing 2013.

"I'm just trying to get better this spring and ... do what I need to do for the spring to be ready," he told MLB.com. "I need to be ready to be the starter."

The 28-year-old Presley played 28 games with the Twins after a trade with Pittsburgh last year. He batted .283, but has not shown the ability to steal bases in the big leagues that he has displayed in the minors.


Alex Presley hits first HR for Twins


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Twins outfielder Alex Presley did some damage with the lumber on Wednesday afternoon in Houston. In fact, Presley drove in all three runs starter Jordan Lyles allowed.

Presley hit his first home run with the Twins in the third inning for a three-run blast. He finished the game 2 for 4 with three RBI and is batting .389 since coming over from Pittsburgh.

Presley has gone 7 for 18 in four games for Minnesota. He has five RBI over that stretch and just nine all year.

Alex Presley with successful Twins debut


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) Twins new addition Alex Presley came over from Pittsburgh in the trade that sent Justin Morneau to the Steel City. On Sunday in Texas, Presley got his first start for Minnesota in center field and atop the lineup.

Presley did not disappoint as he went 3 for 4 with three singles, an RBI and a run scored. He was caught stealing in the game, however. Presley drove in a run in the fifth inning with an RBI single to left.

With his average at .750 in the American League, Presley has hit .289 overall this season over 76 at-bats.

Justin Morneau traded to Pirates for Alex Presley


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) The Twins have reportedly traded first baseman Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates for outfielder Alex Presley, FOX Sports reports.

Morneau hit 17 homers while in the American League this season. That said, the Pirates are inheriting a hitter that is currently in a 2-for-27 (.074) slump.

Presley, 28, was batting .264 for Pittsburgh over 72 at-bats with two homers and four RBI. He's just 3 for 18 (.167) in August.

The deal is expected to also include a player to be named later or cash going to the Twins.


Alex Presley optioned to minors


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2013) Pirates outfielder Alex Presley has been optioned to Triple-A.

The club called up outfielder Andrew Lambo, and needed to make room on the roster. Presley is hitting .264/.274/.389 in 72 at-bats. 


Alex Presley back on Pirates' roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2013) The Pirates recalled outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis Monday after placing backup catcher Michael McKenry (knee) on the 15-day disabled list. Presley is batting .293 with two home runs in 17 games for Pittsburgh this season.

Alex Presley shipped back to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2013) The Pirates optioned outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Presley is batting .293 with two home runs and two RBI in 17 games.

Alex Presley getting another start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2013) Pirates outfielder Alex Presley is in the starting lineup again Monday.

Presley has been starting more frequently in June, and is coming off a strong performance Sunday. Presley will face Reds starter Mike Leake Monday. Presley is hitting .286/.286/.486 in 35 at-bats. 


Alex Presley hits second home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2013) Pirates outfielder Alex Presley clubbed his second home run of the season Sunday against the Dodgers. 

Presley hit a solo shot in the sixth inning off Matt Guerrier. Presley is hitting .286/.286/.486 in 35 at-bats. 


Alex Presley gets the call


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) The Pirates recalled outfielder Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis Saturday, to take the place of injured reliever Jared Hughes.

Presley has been with the Pirates multiple times this season, appearing in eight games and hitting .286. He will likely be used as a reserve. 


Alex Presley sent back to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2013) The Pirates optioned outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis Monday. Presley made three appearances since his recall Friday and started twice.

Presley hit .364 (4 for 11) with five strikeouts in his latest three-game stint.


Pirates recall Alex Presley


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2013) The Pirates have recalled outfielder Alex Presley, CBSSports.com's Scott Miller reports.

Presley hit .237/.279/.405 in 104 games for Pittsburgh last season. He has appeared in just five games in 2013, as he has spent much of his time at Triple-A Indianapolis, where he owns a .281/.373/.425 line in 41 games.


Alex Presley optioned back to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2013) The Pirates optioned outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday after activating Brandon Inge (shoulder) off the 15-day disabled list. Presley was 1 for 3 (.333) in five games for Pittsburgh.