"It had him on the mat for three days," Porter said. "It was good he came back this series and swung the bat well and played good defense and has given our lineup a spark."
Presley, a left-handed hitter claimed off waivers March 27, has shown his versatility by playing five games in left, seven in right and three in center so far this year. He struggled with the bat to start the year, but entered Wednesday on a three-game hitting streak.
"I'm used to not getting everyday at-bats," he said. "It's not easy. It's one of the tougher things to do in baseball. You want to stay in as good a rhythm as you can, and consecutive starts definitely helps."
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.