Detroit Tigers fans will see a familiar face return to the team as Alex Presley was activated from the disabled. Jim Adduci was optioned to make room on the roster.
Detroit Tigers players are still in the hunt for a playoff spot as the month of August progresses.
Sure, the team has their work cut out for them, with a six-game deficit entering play on Saturday. However, Detroit is still in it and doesn’t look to be going away any time soon.
Now, the team will get some outfield reinforcements in the form of Alex Presley.
The Tigers announced the move to bring Presley back from the disabled list in a tweet on the team’s official Twitter account on Friday night.
"“Following tonight’s game, the Tigers optioned OF Jim Adduci to Toledo (AAA). OF Alex Presley will be reinstated from the 10-day DL tomorrow.”"
Presley, like Adduci and John Hicks, has proven to be a quality depth piece for the Detroit Tigers this season.
The 32-year-old outfielder is sporting a 0.3 WAR in 113 plate appearances spread over 35 games this season.
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He’s also turned in a 110 wRC+, a .314 batting average, a .369 on-base percentage, a .402 slugging percentage and a .338 wOBA.
Presley’s OPS currently checks in at 0.771.
Additionally, the veteran has contributed 15 runs scored, 11 RBI, six doubles, three stolen bases and a home run.
He gives the team an added dimension in the sense that he brings the ability to steal bases to the table.
Presley has three steals on the year, and is already third on the team in BsR with a 0.9 stat.
The outfielder went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk in three plate appearances during Saturday’s 12-11 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Moving forward, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him receive the bulk of the playing time in right field with utility ace Andrew Romine providing the only other option.
Adduci has been back and forth between Detroit and Toledo this season, and will now join the Mud Hens once again.
On the year in the Majors, the veteran owns a 93 wRC+ to go along with a .241 batting average, a .323 on-base percentage, a .398 slugging percentage and a .716 OPS.
His wOBA checks in at .312, while his WAR is 0.3.
Adduci has chipped in with 14 runs scored, 10 RBI, six doubles, a pair of triples, a home run and a stolen base in 93 plate appearances in 29 games.
As the season progresses, Adduci will likely make his way back to Detroit.
He remains the team’s best outfield option not currently on the active roster. Adduci also seems a strong bet to return for September call ups if he hasn’t been recalled before then.