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Astros | Alex Presley claimed

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:11:54 -0700

The Houston Astros claimed OF Alex Presley off waivers from the Minnesota Twins Thursday, March 27.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - La Velle E. Neal III

Twins | Aaron Hicks has another chance

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:08:54 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks is hoping to turn things around in his second season after struggling in his rookie year in 2013 and being demoted to the minors for good in August. "That's what we hope Hicks does, same thing (as Dozier)," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Take it and run with it. Believe me, you're talking young players that aren't out of second chances. They'll get plenty of chances here; now it's up to them. We like the heck out of the kid, and it's the same thing with Dozier. That makes it pretty easy to give them a chance, give them a look again." Hicks is competing with OF Alex Presley this spring for the starting center field job, and Presley is out of minor league options, which gives him a slight edge.

Hicks adjusted his offseason workout routine this year, holding off from baseball activities until late November. This spring, he entered camp noticeably stronger than last year, and he spent time working with former 2B Rod Carew. Gardenhire is already noticing a big difference in Hicks this year.

Fantasy Tip: Hicks remains a top prospect in the organization, although he's now overshadowed by Byron Buxton. After his hot spring last year, Hicks was clearly overvalued in fantasy circles and was rushed to the big leagues. This could be his year if he learns from his failures in 2013. He's a nice sleeper in AL-only leagues with a solid blend of power and speed.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger

Twins | Alex Presley needs to be aggressive

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:25:24 -0800

Minnesota Twins OFs Alex Presley, Aaron Hicks and Darin Mastroianni are all competing for the starting center field job this spring. Manager Ron Gardenhire liked what he saw from Presley during his month-long audition at the end of last year. The team would like to see him be more aggressive on the bases this year, though, after stealing just one base in his 28 games. Presley has 20 stolen bases in 232 career games. He knows his success on the bases will probably have a direct effect on whether he wins the job, which is why he worked with Paul Molitor this spring. The Twins could use him in the leadoff spot, too.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSportsNorth.com - Tyler Mason

Twins | Josmil Pinto to be promoted

Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:36:05 -0700

The Minnesota Twins will call up C Josmil Pinto to replace 1B Justin Morneau on the 25-man roster. OF Alex Presley will be activated when rosters expand Sunday, Sept. 1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Rhett Bollinger

Twins | Justin Morneau traded to Pittsburgh

Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:25:47 -0700

The Minnesota Twins have reportedly traded 1B Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates, in exchange for OF Alex Presley.

Fantasy Tip: Morneau's power numbers (17 HR in 495 at-bats) have dipped over the last few seasons but perhaps a change of scenery, along with the opportunity to play in some meaningful games down the stretch, could help rejuvenate him. Add him to your roster immediately in all NL-only and deep mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Pirates | Justin Morneau acquired from Minnesota

Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:23:26 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reportedly acquired 1B Justin Morneau from the Minnesota Twins, in exchange for OF Alex Presley.

Fantasy Tip: Morneau's power numbers (17 HR in 495 at-bats) have dipped over the last few seasons but perhaps a change of scenery, along with the opportunity to play in some meaningful games down the stretch, could help rejuvenate him. Add him to your roster immediately in all NL-only and deep mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Pirates | Alex Presley optioned

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:04:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Alex Presley was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. It's the fifth time he's been optioned this season. Pittsburgh made the move to clear room for OF Andrew Lambo.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Tom Singer

Pirates | Mike McKenry to DL

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:09:19 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed C Mike McKenry (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain Monday, July 29, and they will recall OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move.

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Pirates | Demote Alex Presley, recall Duke Welker

Thu, 20 Jun 2013 09:14:46 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned OF Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis and recalled P Duke Welker from there.

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Pirates | Starling Marte not in Friday lineup

Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:32:54 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (rib cage) is not in the lineup Friday, June 14.

Fantasy Tip: A sore rib cage sidelines him again. Alex Presley is leading off and continues to have short-term deep-league value that could grow if Marte must miss extended time.

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