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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...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: Houston Astros edition

According to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, the Baltimore Orioles have shown interest in trading with the Houston Astros. The Orioles are particularly drawn to two of the Astros’ minor league outfielders, L.J. Hoes and Alex Presley. Both players have spent the entire season in Triple-A and have been in the minors for the majority of their careers. The Astros seem to be...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Singleton optioned to minor leagues by Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) First baseman Jon Singleton was among four players optioned to the minor leagues by the Houston Astros, who said rookie Asher Wojciechowski had made their starting rotation and will start April 9 against Cleveland. Singleton, owed $2 million this year under a five-year contract he agreed to last year June, was optioned to Triple-A Fresno along with pitcher Kevin...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper or Matt Williams, Whose Side are You On?

Bryce Harper has been called many things by many people – cocky, arrogant, brash to name a few words tossed about by the haters of this 22-year-old phenom. One word that hasn’t been used by many to date is sneaky, but that is exactly what Harper was on Monday afternoon against the Astros. In the fifth inning, Astros’ outfielder Alex Presley sent a soft line drive into right...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats' Bryce Harper throws out runner; Matt Williams not pleased

  Bryce Harper agreed: He looked as if he was taking his time getting to the ball. That was the plan. His manager didn't like it. Alex Presley fell for Harper's trick and was thrown out by the right fielder trying to stretch a single in the fifth inning of the Washington Nationals' 2-1 win over a Houston Astros split squad Monday. Afterward Nationals manager Matt Williams said Harper...
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March 16, 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...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Marisnick's homer leads Astros over Seattle 8-3

HOUSTON (AP) Seattle's playoff hopes took another hit, as Jake Marisnick had a three-run homer for the second straight game and Alex Presley drove in two runs to lead the Houston Astros to an 8-3 win over the Mariners on Sunday. Houston took two of three from the Mariners, who entered the day 1/2 game back for the second AL wild card. Rookie Collin McHugh (11-9) allowed four hits...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros hit 5 HRs, stop Mariners from moving up

HOUSTON (AP) Chris Carter and Alex Presley hit two-run homers and the Houston Astros connected five times in all, routing Seattle 10-1 Saturday night and preventing the Mariners from moving up in the playoff chase. The Mariners stayed one game behind AL wild-card leader Oakland and a half-game in back of Kansas City for the second slot. The A's and Royals both lost earlier in the...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Alex Presley, Jason Castro, Dexter Fowler, Brady Aiken

Houston Astros center fielder Alex Presley appears to be DL-bound after suffering an oblique strain during last night's win over the Texas Rangers. The Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich tweeted that an Astros source had told him Presley would be placed on the DL:Source says Presley going to DL. Writing was on the wall post game. Really too bad for him doing well as a starter—...
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July 08, 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.
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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.
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros claim recent Twins OF Presley off waivers

The Houston Astros announced Thursday that they claimed outfielder Alex Presley off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Presley, acquired by Minnesota late last season in a trade with Pittsburgh for Justin Morneau, spent the final month of the 2013 season with the Twins and batted .283 with 11 RBI in 28 games. He previously spent parts of four major league seasons with the Pirates...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins 2014 positional preview: Outfield

This is the eighth of a nine-part series examining each position for the Minnesota Twins in 2014. Today we take a look at the outfielders, where many question marks appear after a disappointing 2013. PROJECTED STARTERS Josh Willingham (.208/.342/.368, 14 HR, 48 RBI in 111 games) Aaron Hicks (.192/.259/.338, 8 HR, 27 RBI, 9 SB in 81 games) Oswaldo Arcia (.251/.304/.430, 14 HR, 43...
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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...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hicks gets another shot at leadoff for Twins

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By MIKE BERARDINO Associated Press Aaron Hicks made the jump last spring from Double-A to the major leagues and promptly flopped. He's getting another chance. Hicks opened his Twins career in a 2-for-48 tailspin and never fully recovered. He was sent down to Triple-A Rochester on Aug. 1 and failed to earn a September promotion, watching from afar as newly...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes

The Pirates still haven’t made any significant moves lately, but there’s been a fair amount of Bucco news early this week: For the first time ever, PNC Park will host an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game this season – May 11 vs the Cards at 8:05. This more of an interesting note than a legitimately big deal, but it is nice to see the Bucs finally get one of those. They made...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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