Another day, another setback. Astros outfielder Alex Presley started a rehab assignment Tuesday with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the NY-Penn League. The plan was to keep Alex nearby as the Astros ventured to Boston and New York for the next seven games. But the most recent news isn’t good.
Presley came to the plate three times Tuesday night as the designated hitter. But he was scratched from the lineup Wednesday after feeling some discomfort. The oblique injury that has kept him sidelined for the last five weeks is apparently still an issue. According to Evan Drellich, Alex will stay with the ValleyCats, rest the injury for a few days and continue getting treatment.
The Astros have been snake-bit lately when it comes to the health and well-being of outfielders. Presley joins George Springer on the list of outfielders that have recently had setbacks during an injury rehab assignment. Thank goodness Dexter Fowler was finally able to get back on the field.
Knock on wood!
Fowler missed 40 games with a similar injury before returning to action yesterday against the Twins. Dexter went 1 for 3 with a walk and is back in centerfield and the cleanup spot tonight in Boston.