Presley was officially recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday. The versatile outfielder has struggled at the plate this season, slashing just .198/.271/.564 across 47 games for the Brewers earlier this season. He's fared much better at the Triple-A level, batting .314 with 15 RBI, 23 walks and 26 strikeouts in 172 at-bats. In order to clear room on the roster, the Tigers designated right-hander Bobby Parnell for assignment Thursday morning.
Presley will be recalled by the Tigers on Thursday, Matthew B. Mowery of The Oakland Press reports. The Tigers reportedly have no candidates to move to the 60-day DL and Mowery indicates the likely move will be the team designating someone for assignment. Presley doesn't provide much in terms of either power at the plate or speed on the basepaths and hit just .198/.271/.564 over 47 games with the Brewers earlier in the season, but has seen some success at Triple-A and he can play all three outfield positions.
Presley was signed by the Tigers on Saturday, Katie Strang of ESPN reports. Presley will likely be on his way to Triple-A Toledo after signed a deal with the Tigers. He was designated for assignment by the Brewers on June 28 and elected to go into free agency instead of heading to their Triple-A club. Presley was hitting .198/.271/.293 with three home runs and 11 RBI during 116 at-bats for the Brewers this season.
Presley was designated for assignment Tuesday. The veteran outfielder had seen his playing time dwindle in the weeks leading up to his DFA on Tuesday, as he'd only recorded multiple at-bats in a game twice in June. Furthermore, he was unable to do much with his limited playing time, slashing a mere .108/.175/.135 over the last 30 days. Jake Elmore, who is slashing .320/.428/.380 at Triple-A Colorado Springs, was selected Tuesday to take Presley's spot on the roster.
Presley is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies. This is the 30-year-old's second consecutive day off. Manager Craig Counsell could be looking to give Presley a mental break given he is just 5-for-38 in his last 13 games. Ramon Flores will get the start in his place.