Presley (elbow) will bat second and man right field in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays. Presley missed a couple days last week after he was hit on the elbow by a pitch, but he's been able to play in three games since then and will start again Wednesday. The veteran outfielder is on the outside looking in for an Opening Day roster spot, but his chances of breaking camp with the club have risen with both Tyler Collins (lat) and J.D. Martinez (foot) uncertain to be ready for the start of the season.
Presley is out of the lineup again for the Tigers on Thursday with a sore elbow, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. He was hit by a pitch on the right elbow in Wednesday's game, and apparently is still sore from the knock. It doesn't sound overly serious, but he should be considered day-to-day until the Tigers specify otherwise.
Presley signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Monday, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports. The 31-year-old played 50 games in the big leagues last season with the Brewers and Tigers, supplying a meager .198/.269/.289 batting line. He finished the campaign with the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate in Toledo, and the organization apparently thought enough of him to bring him back for 2017. His minor-league deal includes an invite to spring training, where he'll look to win a role as a fourth or fifth outfielder for the big club.
Presley was assigned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday. Presley was designated for assignment on August 27, but has cleared waivers and is heading to Toledo. Presley spent most of the season with the Brewers, where he hit just .198/.271/.293, and has played just three games for the Tigers.
Presley was designated for assignment Saturday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. With Jose Iglesias' return from the DL on Saturday, the Tigers cleared a spot by designating Presley for assignment. The 31-year-old outfielder hadn't appeared in any of the Tigers' last five games and was hitting a mere .198 at the big league level on the season. He'll now be subject to waivers but he could return to the Tigers organization if he goes unclaimed.