Alex Presley OF HOU 3 weeks ago

Presley went through waivers unclaimed and will be outrighted to the minors, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

He was designated for assignment last week and unsurprisingly went unclaimed passing through waivers. It's possible that Presley spends all year at Triple-A, which illustrates his lack of fantasy intrigue in 2015.

Alex Presley OF HOU 3 weeks ago

Presley, who was designated for assignment last week, hit outright waivers on Tuesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Presley will probably go unclaimed, as he comes with a $1 million salary and has hovered around replacement level since 2011. While he doesn't offer much upside, the 29-year-old could be Houston's first choice when the team eventually needs to replace an injured outfielder.

Alex Presley OF HOU 4 weeks ago

Presley was designated for assignment by the Astros on Wednesday, Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle reports.

With the Astros electing to keep Robbie Grossman as their fourth outfielder and speedy backup middle infielder Jonathan Villar as a potential fifth option, Presley was deemed expendable. The organization still expressed interest in keeping Presley's around as a depth option at Triple-A, but he'll have to clear waivers first after being dropped from the Astros' 40-man roster. Presley slashed .244/.281/.346 across 89 games with the Astros in 2014.

Alex Presley OF HOU 1 month ago

Presley is competing with Robbie Grossman and Jake Marisnick this spring for the Astros' fourth outfielder job, but is hitting just .227 (5-for-22) in 10 appearances thus far.

Both Grossman (.458 spring average) and Marisnick (.333) are out-performing Presley this spring, but the latter might be the favorite to make the Opening Day roster since he's out of minor league options (Grossman has some remaining) and is signed for $1 million this season. Given the circumstances, the Astros could choose to trade Presley before Opening Day, but no matter where he's playing to open 2015, he'll be a valuable bench option with the ability to play all three outfield positions.

Alex Presley OF HOU 5 months ago

Presley signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Astros on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Presley missed close to two months with an oblique injury last season and finished with just a .244/.281/.346 batting line in 89 games (271 PA), but he has some pop (6 homers) and can play all three outfield positions, giving him value as a bench option. That said, Jake Marisnick or Robbie Grossman will likely open the year as the Astros' top reserve outfielder.

Alex Presley OF HOU 7 months ago

Presley (oblique) went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored Wednesday in his third start since returning from the DL.

GM Jeff Luhnow said initially upon Presley's reinstatement from the DL that he wasn't quite ready to play, but the 29-year-old outfielder ended up making a pinch-hit appearance just a day later. Presley returned to the lineup for the first time in two months last Sunday, going hitless in his first two starts back, but smacked a pair of singles in Wednesday's victory over Seattle. He will likely only be a part-time player over the final weeks, spelling Robbie Grossman and Jake Marisnick in the corners here and there.

Alex Presley OF HOU 8 months ago

Although Presley was activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday, GM Jeff Luhnow said the outfielder is not yet ready to play, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Presley was able to get in just one rehab game before the minor league season ended, and he will effectively continue his rehabilitation with the big club now that he's active. The Astros had a spot available following roster expansion and can afford to let Presley work himself back with plenty of available options on the bench.

Alex Presley OF HOU 8 months ago

Presley (oblique) was activated from the 15-day DL on Tuesday.

Presley suffered a setback with his oblique injury in mid-August, necessitating a nearly two-week shutdown period, but the 29-year-old has been cleared to return following a brief minor league rehab assignment. While he was seeing fairly regular time when he hit the shelf, Presley may find starts hard to come by upon his return, with Jake Marisnick now in town and Dexter Fowler healthy.

Alex Presley OF HOU 8 months ago

Presley (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment Monday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Astros still haven't determined what affiliate Presley will join, but regardless, he looks to be closing in on full health. Presley will probably need a few games in the minors before the Astros activate him, likely at some point next week.

Alex Presley OF HOU 8 months ago

Presley (oblique) is on track to be activated in September, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

George Springer is also on track to be activated in September, meaning the Astros will have a pretty crowded outfield once Presley is ready to take the field again, which limits his fantasy value to deeper leagues.