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Tigers Release Francisco Rodriguez

The Tigers announced today that they have released veteran righty Francisco Rodriguez. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by righty Bruce Rondon. Detroit also announced that it has selected the contract of outfielder Matt Den Dekker. He’ll take the spot of Alex Presley, who’s headed to the 7-day concussion DL.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Detroit Tigers designate Collins for assignment, call up Presley

After a hot start to the season, Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins has been ice cold in the month of May, which has led to him being designated for assignment. Collins was hitting .200 with four home runs and 12 runs batted in before being cut. He hit .292 in April, but couldn’t keep his hot streak going in May, collecting just seven hits in 65 at bats. Not only did Collins struggle...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Worst Called Strike of the First Half

Yesterday, I wrote about the worst called ball of the first half, and that post always makes this post a necessity. Within that post, I noticed something: The worst called ball of the first half was thrown by an Angels pitcher, to a White Sox hitter. Last year, the worst called ball of the season was thrown by a White Sox pitcher, to an Angels hitter. It all balanced out. Tremendous...
Via Fangraphs
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Brewers call up Alex Presley, giving team another CF option

MILWAUKEE (AP) Alex Presley has been called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs by the Brewers, giving Milwaukee another left-handed option in center field. He arrived in time for the afternoon game Thursday against Minnesota. Presley was hitting .344 in nine games in the minors. Presley has played in 329 games in the majors, having made his debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates in...
Via Associated Press
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Presley homers as Brewers fall 10-6 to White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Avisail Garcia tripled and homered in his first two at-bats Tuesday, and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 10-6.Jimmy Rollins also homered as the White Sox knocked out Chase Anderson after 1 2-3 innings. Garcia and Rollins each had three hits.Garcia, whose homer reached the concourse over the left-field bullpen, drove in four runs and Rollins...
Via Associated Press
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Astros DFA outfielder Alex Presley

In order to facilitate the return of starter Scott Feldman on Saturday, the Houston Astros had to make a roster move. Faced with that obligation, the club designated outfielder Alex Presley for assignment. As Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle pointed out, Presley started four games for the Astros since being called up to take the roster spot of George Springer when Springer...
Via FOX Sports
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros agree to 1-year deal with OF Alex Presley, avoid arbitration

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract with Alex Presley, avoiding arbitration with the outfielder. Terms of the deal weren't released. The 29-year-old hit. 244 with six homers and 19 RBIs in 89 games for Houston last season. He played all three outfield positions, starting in 29 games in left field, 20 in right and 14 in center. It was his first year in...
Via Associated Press
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros claim OF Presley off waivers from Twins

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have claimed outfielder Alex Presley off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros claim recent Twins OF Presley off waivers

Outfielder Alex Presley is headed south to Houston after the former Twin got picked up off waivers on Thursday.
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Presley hopes to steal Twins' centerfield job

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Alex Presley's locker at Hammond Stadium happens to be next to Byron Buxton, the Minnesota Twins' center fielder of the future. But until Buxton arrives in the major leagues, Presley could very well be the Twins' center fielder of the present. Minnesota acquired Presley last August in a deal with Pittsburgh that sent longtime Twins first baseman Justin Morneau...
Via Fox Sports North
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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