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.
Presley is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals. Presley has had two hits in his last 19 at-bats, and his batting average went from .308 in April, to .200 in May. Due to his struggles, he'll concede right field to Ramon Flores, who will bat sixth against left-handed starter Jaime Garcia.
Presley is not in Friday's lineup for the series opener against the Reds. Presley has cooled off since getting more playing time in right field, posting a lowly .392 OPS over the past two weeks. He'll head to the bench and cede the start in right field to Ramon Flores on Friday.