Alex Presley OF HOU 11 Days

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 20 Days

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 20 Days

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 22 Days

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 28 Days

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.

Alex Presley OF HOU 1 Month

Presley experienced a setback with his oblique Saturday at short-season Tri-City and will subsequently be shut down 7-to-10 days, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

In two outings at the affiliate entering Saturday's game, Presley tallied a triple and a run scored in five at-bats. He'll now be hard-pressed to return before August concludes, but when he receives a clean bill of health, he should factor into the outfield mix in Houston.

Alex Presley OF HOU 1 Month

Presley (oblique) was scratched from his first rehab game at short-season Tri-City on Thursday after experiencing discomfort during warmups, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

The Astros will have Presley take the next few days off before reassessing his condition. The setback probably pushes his potential return from the DL back another week.

Alex Presley OF HOU 1 Month

Presley (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment at short-season Tri-City on Tuesday, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

Presley has been out just over a month with the oblique injury, so it's possible he may require more than one or two games in the minors before he's activated. Since Presley is now 28 years old and owns a track record that suggests he's no better than a fourth or fifth outfielder, the rebuilding Astros may have little incentive to give him at-bats over the season's final month a half as they turn their eye toward 2015.

Alex Presley OF HOU 2 Months

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 3 Months

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.