Twins could be trade partner as deadline nears
JUL 30, 1:45p ET | Tyler Mason
Rotowire: Mar 20 / 10:07a ET
News: Presley is competing with Robbie Grossman and Jake Marisnick this spring for the Astros' fourth outfielder job, but is hitting just .227 (5-for-22) in 10 appearances thus far.
Impact: Both Grossman (.458 spring average) and Marisnick (.333) are out-performing Presley this spring, but the latter might be the favorite to make the Opening Day roster since he's out of minor league options (Grossman has some remaining) and is signed for $1 million this season. Given the circumstances, the Astros could choose to trade Presley before Opening Day, but no matter where he's playing to open 2015, he'll be a valuable bench option with the ability to play all three outfield positions.