Alex Presley OF HOU 1 Day

Presley (oblique) is on track to be activated in September,'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 10 Days

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 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 13 Days

Presley (oblique) was scratched from his first rehab game at short-season Tri-City on Thursday after experiencing discomfort during warmups,'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 16 Days

Presley (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment at short-season Tri-City on Tuesday,'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 1 Month

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 2 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.

Alex Presley OF HOU 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 3 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 4 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.