Presley taking few days off during rehab stint

Presley taking few days off during rehab stint

BOSTON -- Outfielder Alex Presley, who's on a Minor League rehab stint at Class A Tri-City while recovering from an oblique injury, has been given a couple of days off. He went 0-for-3 in his first game on Tuesday and was pulled from the lineup Wednesday when he felt discomfort.

Astros manager Bo Porter said Presley wasn't going to play Thursday or perhaps Friday.

"We're going to re-evaluate him after today and make a decision for the rest of the rehab," Porter said. "He didn't have a setback, but he had some discomfort. The trainer just made a decision of, 'You know what? We're going to go ahead and scratch him and give him a couple of more days of treatment and see how it goes.'"

Presley has been on the disabled list since he strained his right oblique swinging the bat July 7 in Arlington. The Astros were hoping to get him back at some point during this weekend's series against the Red Sox, but that's up in the air.

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