Alex Presley OF HOU 3 Days

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."

Alex Presley OF HOU 15 Days

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.

Alex Presley OF HOU 15 Days

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.

Alex Presley OF HOU 15 Days

Alex Presley left Monday's game against the Rangers with an apparent injury to his right side.

Presley tweaked something on a swing in the eighth inning. It sounds like he's dealing with an oblique strain, but the Astros should provide more clarity on his situation after the game.

Alex Presley OF HOU 2 Months

Alex Presley went 3-for-3 with an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Presley had three singles, with his RBI coming on a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. The game was his second straight three-hit game, and he's 10-for-18 (.556) in his last five games. The Astros have a bit of a logjam with Presley, George Springer, Dexter Fowler and Robbie Grossman vying for playing time in the outfield, but Presley's bat should continue to find its way into the everyday lineup when he's hitting this way.

Alex Presley OF HOU 2 Months

Alex Presley went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before being removed for a pinch-hitter Monday.

Presley, who has been serving as the Astros' left fielder against right-handers, is hitting just .219 with three walks in 96 at-bats. He does have three homers, but he doesn't have the power to overcome such a poor OBP. The Astros should still be keeping their eyes open for any sort of upgrade. Kyle Blanks would be a nice fit.

Alex Presley OF HOU 3 Months

Alex Presley went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Mariners on Sunday.

Presley's third home run of the season tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning. He also doubled and scored later in the game. Presley is hitting just .247 with a .665 OPS, but he plays enough in the weak-hitting Astros lineup to be worth a look in AL-only leagues.

Alex Presley OF HOU 3 Months

Alex Presley went 3-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 7-2 victory over the Mariners.

Presley, who entered with a .146 batting average, desperately needed a game like this. The spring waiver claim from Minnesota hadn't recorded a multi-hit game this season prior to tonight, and he'd only collected two extra-base hits (both homers). Presley has enough speed and pop to be intriguing in deeper AL-only formats if he gets going, but he could also lose his roster spot if the bat doesn't produce more nights like this evening.

Alex Presley OF HOU 4 Months

Astros manager Bo Porter said Sunday that Alex Presley and L.J. Hoes are likely to platoon in right field.

That means Presley, who was claimed off waivers last week, will be looking at regular at-bats against right-handed pitching. While he doesn't have any standout talents, the 28-year-old does a little bit of everything and should be considered for deep league fantasy rosters.

Alex Presley OF HOU 4 Months

Alex Presley went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in Friday's win over the Rangers.

A day after being claimed off waivers from the Twins, Presley showed why the Astros were interested in acquiring the 28-year-old. Presley doubled and later singled after entering as a pinch hitter in the game's sixth inning. He's got a chance to challenge L.J. Hoes for starting time in right field.