Presley has setback while rehabbing oblique

Presley has setback while rehabbing oblique

BOSTON -- Astros outfielder Alex Presley suffered a setback Saturday in his rehab assignment from an oblique injury when he felt discomfort warming up before a game for Tri-City. Astros manager Bo Porter said the trainers told Presley to give the injury another week or 10 days.

He was scheduled to lead off and play center field Saturday at Staten Island.

Houston had hoped to get Presley back at some point in the next few days, but it looks like he won't return until the club's 10-game road trip is over. With the Astros in New York to face the Yankees beginning Tuesday, Presley would not have had to go far to rejoin the club.

"He had some discomfort in the cage before they got ready to go and do their work," Porter said. "We're going to back off him and reevaluate that oblique situation."

Earlier this week, injured outfielder George Springer suffered a setback in his rehab from a strained quad muscle and was shut down for two more weeks. Fortunately for the Astros, outfielder Dexter Fowler (intercostal) returned from the disabled list Wednesday.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for 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.